Steven Ford joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 to work on software development efforts throughout the foundation. Ford is the Lead Software Engineer and project champion of Project Vesta. Previously, Ford worked as Software Engineer and IT Coordinator for Navegación Satelital de Costa Rica (NavSat) in Costa Rica. Prior to his time with NavSat, Ford spent three years volunteering with the Peace Corps in El Salvador. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Michigan State University and is studying for a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.