Yuma Tech Roadtrip


Yuma Tech Roadtrip

We’re road-tripping from Yuma, AZ, to San Francisco to shine a light on the tech stories you haven’t heard.

Where you’re from shapes who you are, but it doesn’t limit what you can do. That’s why we’re sending three young people on a journey to explore outside of where they’ve been—starting with stories of technology in their own hometown of Yuma, then out on the road as they head to the heart of the tech scene in San Francisco. On this trip, made possible in part through support provided by the Cisco Foundation, they’ll talk to people in all kinds of fields, from places big and small, who are doing world-changing things with technology—and they’ll see how much is possible when you look beyond what you know.


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  • Joccelyn

  • Anthony

  • Ericka

Joccelyn

Age 20
From San Luis, AZ

Joccelyn’s favorite subject in school was always math, but she wasn’t sure about studying it in college. That all changed when she realized that math plays a huge part in computer science. Now she’s found her subject. She loves coding and video games, so after she finishes her major in computer science, she’s aiming to work in the gaming industry. She’s looking for guidance from people working in that field and many more, so that she can pursue her dreams and become a role model for others, too.

Joccelyn

Anthony

Age 20
From Yuma, AZ

Anthony feels a lot of pressure to do something great with his life—especially since he’s the only one in his family to graduate from high school. Because he’s the first, there’s no one to help him navigate the next step in his education. And he has so many interests, he’s not sure which to choose: satellites, 3-D modeling, computer science, and more. One possible route is the military, but until he decides for sure, he’s uncertain of his next move. Most of all, he’s looking for a community that will support him as he finds his focus.

Anthony

Ericka

Age 18
From San Luis, AZ

Ericka is excited to explore all kinds of fields, from law enforcement to cybersecurity to medical and agricultural technology. She was a super-involved leader in high school, and she’s on track to be first in her family to finish college. Her father is a border patrol agent, and that’s inspired her to look into studying administration of justice with an emphasis in homeland security. On this trip, she wants to find all the ways that technology can be a gateway to everything she’s interested in, and to pave the way for others behind her.

Ericka

HOME SWEET HOME

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QUICK STATS

DOB...........................2004

# OF ROADTRIPS..............5

MILES.......................35,000

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STOPS & INTERVIEWS

STOPS
INTERVIEWS
Los Angeles, CA
10/16/2017

Catalina Laverde

Backend Software Engineer, Spotify

Commerce, CA
10/17/2017

Gabe Middleton

Co-Founder and CEO, Human-I-T

Raza Ahmad

Narrative Creation and Game Design, Niantic

San Bruno, CA
10/19/2017

Adrianna Samaniego

Supplier Diversity, Google

Angelica Inguanzo

Frontend Engineer, YouTube

San Francisco, CA
10/20/2017

Isis Anchalee

Software Engineer, Hustle

Austin Ellis

Satellite Operations Engineer, Spire Global

Yuma, AZ
10/26/2017

Sarah Kramer

Chief Medical Information Officer, Yuma Regional Medical Center

Mel Irizarry

Software Engineer, System Administrator, Yuma County Water Users' Association

Savanna Silva

Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds

STOPS & INTERVIEWS

Los Angeles, CA
10/16/2017

Catalina Laverde

Backend Software Engineer, Spotify


Commerce, CA
10/17/2017

Gabe Middleton

Co-Founder and CEO, Human-I-T

Raza Ahmad

Narrative Creation and Game Design, Niantic


San Bruno, CA
10/19/2017

Adrianna Samaniego

Supplier Diversity, Google

Angelica Inguanzo

Frontend Engineer, YouTube


San Francisco, CA
10/20/2017

Isis Anchalee

Software Engineer, Hustle

Austin Ellis

Satellite Operations Engineer, Spire Global


Yuma, AZ
10/26/2017

Sarah Kramer

Chief Medical Information Officer, Yuma Regional Medical Center

Mel Irizarry

Software Engineer, System Administrator, Yuma County Water Users' Association

Savanna Silva

Mechanical Engineer, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Grounds

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