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Alex Cattron
Alex Cattron

Alex Cattron


San Francisco, CA USA

"I’m still trying to fight to make sure I’m able to showcase all of what I can do."

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Alex's work combines: Design, Technology, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

Technical Product Manager

I am a designer and developer interested in the beauty of design and the usability of technology.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    Stanford University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Was a first-generation college student who was interested in math and science, but also loved art.

  • 2.

    As she went off to college, her goal was to try to find a way to combine all of these interests.

  • 3.

    Went to Stanford University, which has a flexible major program that let her try a few different things before she had to decide.

  • 4.

    She’d never coded before college, but as she explored computer science classes, she realized it was the perfect medium for her to combine those interests.

  • 5.

    Decided to concentrate on human-computer interaction, which let her bring her interests in art and design into the mix.

  • 6.

    Her parents didn’t really know how to help her through college, but they always believed that she would successful and were supportive of her choices.

  • 7.

    One resource she relied on instead was the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); she found mentors and friends who were going through similar experiences.

  • 8.

    Says that the problem-solving skills that you learn as a computer science major are invaluable, no matter what career path you ultimately choose to go down.