Kathy Anderson is a retired Air Force captain who holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Notre Dame. Born in the Netherlands, Kathy lived near Air Force bases in the Netherlands and Germany until age eleven when she, along with her parents and two brothers, moved to Waldorf, Maryland. With her sights set on a military career, she earned a BS in math from Villanova University while enrolled in the ROTC. Her work in missile defense spanned several states and command positions before she earned her master’s in computer science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, then went into the Civilian Institution Program to earn her doctorate.
Today she is retired and living in South Bend, Indiana, where she focuses on software engineering, community service, and building the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle. Lilies in the Field is her first book.