Gladys is currently a Senior Scientific Applications Analyst in Research Computing at Purdue University. While providing computing expertise to students, staff and faculty with her advanced knowledge of bioinformatics software, analysis, and pipelines, she also provides instruction related to Unix and HPC – both in standalone workshops and as a guest lecturer in academic courses. In her continued pursuit to work with faculty, other researchers, and students at Purdue, she developed and currently teaches a new for-credit course, “HPC for Life Sciences”. Gladys’ vision for this course is to continue training future scientists to use computing in their research, which is key in Purdue’s goals to advance data science and educate the researchers of tomorrow.
As a champion of gender diversity in the tech field, she co-founded Purdue’s “Women in HPC” program in 2016. This initiative was created as part of Purdue’s commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion by promoting the participation of women in HPC.