Sheri is an engineer by education and training and spent most of her Silicon Valley career as a technical program manager for Motorola, Adobe, Netflix and a handful of startups. During a break between jobs in 2013, she graduated from the professional culinary program at the San Francisco Cooking School. This led to a second career as a freelance recipe tester, cookbook project manager and editor.
Sheri has been interested in criminal justice reform for many years and is now working to improve the lives of incarcerated people. She believes that food connects and humanizes people, and that it is an often ignored but important aspect of life in prison. Part of her charter with Humans of San Quentin is gathering stories about food inside and finding ways to connect people through the creation and sharing of meals.