“Comparison is the thief of joy.” Theodore Roosevelt
Bobbie LaFollette is a finance and technology professional with over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and financial services, in both the private and public sectors. She is an Accountant with Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS), a federal government agency headquartered in Indianapolis that provides payment services to the Department of Defense. Bobbie holds a BS in Accounting from Indiana University East and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Indiana. She is a member of the AICPA and Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS).
A 2016 Women & Hi Tech Leading Light scholarship award recipient, Bobbie has a tenacity for growing and learning in technology. She has a diverse technical skillset, stemming from her completion of a .NET computer programming “bootcamp” at Eleven Fifty Academy in Fishers, Indiana, and other online coding courses. Bobbie has experience as a Java Software Development Consultant and holds an AS in Computer Graphics from Purdue University.
Bobbie resides with her family in Westfield. She enjoys weight lifting, digital photography, Photoshop, drawing, painting, watching movies, and boating. She also volunteers in the food pantry at Grace Church.
Providing youth and young adults with the tools and resources they need to learn more about technology will help set them up for success for the rest of their life and create a positive impact on the community. Growing up in a small town with limited financial resources, Bobbie knows first-hand the importance of outreach and scholarships.
Bobbie would like to see Women & Hi Tech increase their outreach and scholarships available for women pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.