Kathy Benitez

Data Analyst

"If you can't give me poetry, can't you give me poetical science?" – Lady Ada Lovelace

“It took me years and years of trial efforts to work out that there is absolutely no knitting triumph I can achieve that my husband will think is worth being woken up for." – Yarn Harlot

Kathy helps us make data-driven decisions by sorting through and making sense of data from Lirio’s clients, product, and beyond. She also helps communicate our insights to our clients. Kathy studied computer science at Harvard and has worked as a software developer in academic research and in industry. Her specialties include medical records, health information privacy, HIPAA Privacy Rule regulations, and public records research. 

LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/kathybenitez

Fun Facts

Mac or PC: Mac for work, PC for personal.”

Favorite artist: Barbara Cooney, Colleen Nixon, Orson Scott Card.”

Favorite thing as a child: Reading. Anything. Everything. 

Special hobbies/interests: I sew and knit and embroider and quilt. If it involves fondling fibers, I’m in.”

Location: I’m a Navy brat, but I’ve lived in Maryville, TN longer than anywhere else.”

Other: I am married with four kids (boy, boy, girl, boy). They’re a force to be reckoned with. I’m enthusiastic about pi, and once spent the night before Pi Day (3/14) making a pi necklace rather than studying for an exam. I always fall asleep with the lights on and a book in my hand.”