Hiroko Nishimura

Systems Administrator AWS Cloud Practitioner
Technical Writer M.Ed. Special Education Disability Advocate

Hi I'm Hiro.
I'm a Multipotentialite in NYC.
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" Multipotentiality is [a] term referring to the ability and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields. It can also refer to an individual whose interests span multiple fields or areas, rather than being strong in just one. "

Engineer | Educator | Writer

Professionally, I exist at the intersection of Technology and Education, with focus on making technology accessible for all.

By day, I work as a Systems Administrator at Intersection, an Alphabet-backed AdTech start up in NYC.

In 2018, I became interested in Amazon Web Services. Finding little available for non-engineers to learn from, I founded AWS Newbies. Learn More?

Published in fall of 2018, Intro to AWS For Newbies eBook and Free Newsletter Course introduce Cloud Computing to non-engineers interested in AWS.

As an extension of my efforts to create beginner-friendly resources for AWS and Cloud Computing, I am an AWS Course Instructor for LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.

I am also a Self-Taught Frontend Developer, and use my coding and SaaS skills to create and launch projects. Learn More?

Disability Advocate | Educator | Writer

With a background in Special Education, passion for Disability Advocacy, and knack for "translating" medical jargon into the vernacular, I have been creating medical and social resources since college.

In 2013, I founded Burgundy for Life, providing support for survivors of Vascular Malformations, Stroke, and Brain Injury. Learn More?

I also work as a Contributing Writer at the INSIDER with focus on Health and Disability, and am available for hire as a Freelance Writer. Learn More?

I have a Master's of Education in Special Education, and have worked with a very diverse population of children and young adults with and without disabilities. Outside of the classroom, I have experiences as a Bilingual Academic Tutor and Life-Skills Coach.


I am a Maker in many domains.