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Carmina Stremlau is the Market Development Manager at Keysight EEsof EDA.  During her 16 year career at Keysight EDA, she has worked in various marketing positions. Carmina is responsible for development and implementation of marketing communications programs in the U.S. and Canada related to electronic design automation software. She has championed the Innovations in EDA Webcast Series, by hosting more than 50 webcasts.  Carmina holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley.  She has two sons and lives in Petaluma, CA.  In her free time, Carmina enjoys running, watching her boys play high school basketball, hiking the beautiful forests and meadows of Point Reyes Seashore, and finding the perfect cappuccino... She can be reached at carmina_stremlau@keysight.com.

A Scenic Marathon Route

In my previous blog, City Girl at Heart, I described the way in which San Francisco has shaped my life and instilled in me a love for the unique places and atmosphere that one finds in the hills and valleys along the Bay.  The sights and sounds of San Francisco, combined with the natural warmth and diversity of its people, leave a lasting impression on those who arrive for a brief visit as tourists, or the lucky ones who call this place 'home,' as I once did.  Whether by cable car or on foot, in an Uber or by bike in the green lane, an adventure around the City is typically an enriching, spontaneous experience.  Some of my most memorable (and oftentimes demanding) moments in San Francisco came during the annual marathon, a race that gives meaning to the term 'hill repeat' which describes the training required to make it, with a respectable time, to the finish line.

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City Girl at Heart

Listening to Tony Bennett’s “I left my heart in San Francisco," I can’t help but think of the many ways that the City has been such a big part of my personal and work life.  Growing up in the Bay Area, my father would take us to visit the Golden Gate Bridge.  At one of the many tourist landmarks—a massive cross-section of the cable that suspends the bridge—my father would photograph us. Only two of these huge cables hold the entire weight of the middle section of the bridge, containing 80,000 miles of wire steel strands, enough to encircle the equator three times.  We posed and we climbed on the cable.

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