Ulrike has been involved with HC since its inception, looking primarily after crop related data as it migrates from the Spatial Production Allocation Model to Harvest Choice. But other data handling and conversion operations also end up on her plate. Since graduating from Vienna’s Technical University with an MA in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ulrike has worked in agriculture and natural resources projects. First as staff of IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria, and then as a freelance consultant in developing countries around the globe, with many years spent in Indonesia. Her main employers were FAO, ADB and IADB. For the last 15 years Ulrike has also been consultant to IFPRI, developing software with great acronyms like DREAM and SPAM.