Pamela Siebert’s love of technology began in elementary school with a VTech learning toy. And when she sat down to read the manual for her family’s home computer “just for fun,” it was obvious that the St. Paul, Minn., native had a strong affinity that would continue throughout her life. Siebert’s passion for technology led her to RIT in 1999 to major in Information Technology with concentrations in System Administration and Database Administration. She completed co-ops with a small consulting firm and with IBM in Rochester, Minn., and in 2003, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree, and accepted a job offer with IBM in Lenexa, Kan. Siebert has been with IBM ever since. Siebert serves as vice president of the Kansas Association of the Deaf, and gives presentations on her work experiences. In 2009, she spent one month as a tutor and mentor at the University of Washington’s Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing.