Meredith Patterson (b. 1977) is a
technologist, science fiction writer, and software developer, a leading figure
in the biopunk movement in the United States. She holds a Master’s degree in
Linguistics and a Phd in Computer Science, and has combined the two specialities
in working with computational linguistics and computer security.
When she was 22, she
worked as a NASA correspondent for a Mars simulation mission above the Arctic
circle. She has contributed to multiple open-source database software projects.