By Roadtrip Nation

Giuliana Garcia


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I went to law school straight after undergrad but I could tell very quickly that my perspective on the material wasn’t the same as my fellow students—it just didn’t really resonate with me.
I decided to go back for my second year and was able to get more into intellectual property law, which I enjoyed a lot more.
I didn’t pass the bar exam but decided to see what other opportunities came up—I ended up taking a non-attorney role at a small patent law firm.
That role made me want to transition into the tech industry.
Once I moved into tech, I took on program management roles for companies like Amazon Lab126 and Oculus VR.
Now I lead the legal program management team for the Reality Labs legal team at Meta.
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High School
UC Santa Barbara
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
University of San Fransisco School of Law


Manager, Legal Program Management

I manage program and project managers as they work with lawyers to launch new technology products.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Working with Others

Day to Day

I manage different program and project managers who are working hand-in-hand with lawyers who are helping engineers build virtual reality headsets, smart glasses, and other new technology products. My days consist of a lot of meetings, business trips, and people management.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Try looking for self-learning opportunities in project management. I suggest trying things like LinkedIn Learning or doing an online search for other self-learn courses. You can also go for a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or research MBA opportunities if you want to try a more formal route.


Challenges I Overcame