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Bio

Personal history and educational background

My name is Lucy Day Werts Hobor. I prefer to be addressed as "Lucy Day" because I have a double-first name, according to a family tradition not uncommon in the southeastern United States. I also answer to "Lucy" (and "Mrs. Hobor"). My family name is Werts; my married name is Hobor.

I was born in April 1981 and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I have a brother named Charlie who is 8 years younger than I am. I attended a private elementary school called The Children's School, and then attended a private secondary school called Woodward Academy, which was originally founded in 1900 as Georgia Military Academy.

In 1999 I left Atlanta to study at the prestigious private undergraduate college at the University of Chicago. At the very beginning of the year, I met my husband Aquinas, who lived in my dorm and was in one of my classes. We dated throughout college and got engaged in the spring of our senior year. We both graduated in 2003; I earned a BA in Linguistics and a BS in Computer Science, and Aquinas earned honors bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Math.

In September 2003, Aquinas and I moved to New Jersey, where he began a PhD program in Computer Science at Princeton University. I started a job at Princeton University Press as the Sales Assistant in March 2004.

On September 4, 2004, Aquinas and I were married among family and friends in Atlanta, Georgia, in the garden at Emory University's Houston Mill House.

In July 2005, I switched departments at Princeton University Press, and became an Associate Production Editor. In July 2008, my hard work as Associate Production Editor was rewarded, and I was promoted to Production Editor. I also served as Author-Compositor Coordinator, providing special help and support to math and science authors typesetting their manuscripts in LaTeX.

Current status

In October 2008, my husband successfully defended his PhD thesis in computer science at Princeton University. He was awarded a three-year Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National University of Singapore.

And so, his new job (along with a strong interest in foreign cultures) has brought us to the opposite side of the globe. We moved from New Jersey to Singapore, arriving October 22, 2008.

Last update to site: 24 September, 2011