Mid-Senior Engineers: Reinvent your career with Robotics, earning $100k-$200k+ in the next 90 days. Learn More

26 Non-Robotics Related Things to Know About Me

Liz Miller Learn Robotics

About the Author, Liz Miller, Founder/CEO @ Learn Robotics

Liz graduated with a degree in Robotics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and researched drones at UPenn's GRASP Lab. Liz is a former Raytheon Engineer, where she managed major $MM automation projects worldwide. Today, she's the driving force behind Learn Robotics, offering the Robotics Career Blueprint for Engineering Professionals and beginner courses through the Online Robotics Class. Liz is a third-generation entrepreneur who is all about the application of innovation in robotics, automation, and AI. Follow Liz on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, Learn Robotics will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase. Learn Robotics is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a way for websites to earn advertising revenues by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Join our Private Discord Server, MakeRobots! Sign Up

It’s crazy to think that I’ve written over 120+ articles for Learn Robotics on a variety of tech subjects.

And while I don’t usually write about myself, and Learn Robotics isn’t a blog about me, this article is an attempt to be more personal with you.

So who is Liz from Learn Robotics? It’s no surprise you can’t answer that question.

I mean honestly, a list of 26 things probably won’t enlighten you to exactly who I am, but I think it’s a start. That’s what counts, right?

Without further ado, here are 26 things non-robotics related things about me. I picked the number 26 because I’m 26 years old. I tried to place these random facts into categories to make it easier to read.

Ready to jump into it?


If music be the food of love, play on. Here are all the non-robotics things related to music.

1. I grew up playing piano and the Alto Saxophone. I don’t play much anymore, but I used to be pretty good.

liz playing the piano

2. Soundcloud > Spotify but more recently, I’ve been listening to Pandora.

Ad: Get a Free 30-day Trial of Amazon Music. Start listening now! 

3. In high school, I was a big Rock & Alternative Fan. Then in college, my interests shifted to Country. Now, I listen to a lot of new EDM.


I’m by no means a foodie, but there are some food things I enjoy!

4. I eat a lot of rice bowls and fajitas. Like more than anyone would want to admit they eat in a week. But it’s simple, has good nutrients, and I enjoy it.

rice bowl

5. I am mildly intolerant to dairy. Which sucks because ice cream and froyo are the meaning of life. Actually no. Cheese is the meaning of life ?.

6. Growing up, I used to enjoy cooking and baking, but I don’t enjoy it much anymore.

7. I am a coffee fiend. Drip, pour-over, cold brew, you name it! And yes, I take my coffee black.

I love cold brew coffee.

A subtle reminder to fill up my cup.

Sports and Fitness

I grew up playing sports and am a firm believer in living an active lifestyle. Here are all the non-robotics things related to sports and fitness.

8. I used to be a die-hard fitness fanatic. I still work out 3-4 times a week, but not as much as the two-a-days I used to do back in 2014.

9. And with fitness comes all these weird habits. One of those habits is that I weigh myself most mornings. Not because I’m paranoid, but because I enjoy collecting data and measuring progress.

Ad: Want to start monitoring your weight? Save 24% on this Smart Scale.

10. I am an avid Boston Sports fan. Go Bruins, Patriots, and Red Sox!liz wearing red sox hat

11. I ran a half marathon back in 2015 and don’t plan on running another for a while!


This section hosts all the non-robotics things related to traveling, living in different places, and moving.

12. I’ve visited Israel twice, toured Japan, and lived in Australia for three months. I’m not a global traveler, but I think it’s pretty cool learning about different cultures.

liz with a kangaroo in Australia

13. I’ve lived in seven different states across the United States in less than three years: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana, Georgia, and Florida. Most moves were longer than five months. I’m pretty sure I’m a professional mover at this point.

14. I enjoy living in warmer climates than colder climates.

15. But, I also enjoy the late summers in the midwest. It’s crazy that the sun doesn’t set until like 9:15 pm in the summertime.


16. I drive a Jeep Wrangler. And yes, it’s every bit of cool as you might think it is.

17 I’m on Team iPhone. I won’t be changing any time soon, either.

18. Dogs > cats. I grew up with Beagles, so if I were to get a dog, it’d be another Beagle.

Buddy the Beagle and Liz

19. I have a double helix piercing on my left ear. It was a rash decision that I don’t regret one drop.

20. I don’t have any tattoos, nor do I plan on getting any.

21. I don’t have the attention span to watch movies, but I will watch TV shows. Lately, I’ve been enjoying 9-1-1, Chicago Fire/Med/PD, The Rookie, and A Million Little Things.

Fast Facts

22. Despite taking Spanish classes throughout high school and into college, I can’t speak Spanish at all.

23. I was in a sorority in college: Chi Omega. I’m not a “sorority girl,” but somehow managed to get an invite.

24. I’m an introvert. Myers-Briggs declared me an INTJ. I’d much rather work alone or in smaller groups than entertain a crowd.

25. I enjoy wearing baseball hats! But, even though I own a lot of hats, there are less than a handful of hats I wear consistently.

liz wearing a hat. 26 non-robotics things

26. And lastly, I was the first person in my family to attend a four-year college.

What else can I say…

Which of these 26 non-robotics related things resonate with you? Feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of this article.

You can also reply by introducing yourself (if you want!).

Experienced Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Software): If I offered to help you upgrade your engineering career to robotics, earning $100k-$200k+ in the next 90 days, would you take me up on that offer? Click here for details.
Liz Miller Learn Robotics

🚀 Pre-Launch: Become a "MakeR" with MakeRobots!

Hey Reader, 👋

Liz Miller, Founder/CEO, here with some Exciting News!

Learn Robotics just acquired MakeRobots™, an Online Robotics Community, and are prepping its Official Learn Robotics Debut in Late 2023.

MakeRobots™ is your one-stop-shop for learning, gaining coding, electronics, and robotics skills, connecting, and building robots for one low monthly membership!

Join MakeRobots™ at our Special Pre-launch Rate!
🤖 Access our Private Community & Robotics Courses
💬 Network, Collaborate, Connect with Other Makers
🔓 Only $5.99/month – locked in for life
⏱️ Pre-launch deal is Limited to the first 1,000 subscribers

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get into the fastest growing robotics community on the internet, at our ground-level, pre-launch membership rates.

👇 Click the button below to Claim your Pre-launch Membership and become a MakeR in the MakeRobots Community, today!

Learn Robotics Botly Favicon