Nancy Curry

Title: Software support specialist, “but I’d prefer to be known as ‘the person who helps with Microsoft Office tools.’”

Job Focus: Offers weekly classes open to anyone at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). Also assists individuals on an ad hoc basis.

Expertise: Software including the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Acrobat, Eudora, and Netscape.

Departmental Affiliations: Human Resources, Research Computing.

Best Part of her Job: "There are so many software commands and procedures that are not documented. It’s like a game for me to figure out how to get things done. It’s a great feeling to figure out a trick works the same way in more than one program. And I like helping people, too."

Background: Curry has been in the training field much of her career. She started working at TSRI in March 1999.

Hobbies: Lots of crafts, including beadwork, lapidary work (grinding and polishing stones), silver work, crocheting—"but not sewing. I don’t like having a sewing machine between me and what I’m working on."


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Nancy Curry likes to help people with computer software at work and make things with her hands at home.