Laura I.'s Open Road


    Code Trip Roadtrip



“Stay true and loyal to your potential—not anyone else’s but your own.”


Entrepreneurship Technology


Confidence Doubt Fulfillment Individualism Exploration Hard Work Opportunity Perseverance Acceptance Courage Failure Family Money & Financial Security Societal Pressures Struggle Desire Determination Focus Success Passion Talent Dedication Self-Reflection


Accomplishing Goals


  • Her family immigrated to America when she was eight years old and settled in the Silicon Valley area.
  • She was an undocumented resident until she was 17, when she got her work permit; shortly afterwards, she got an internship with Hewlett Packard.
  • No one at her internship looked like her, and she hated it; it made her want to stray away from tech.
  • However, her mother—who’d come to the U.S. to make a better life for her children—saw that tech would be an incredible opportunity and pushed her daughter to continue.
  • Determined not to let the industry make her into a victim, she decided she’d work in tech, “whether the industry embraced her or not.”
  • Believes she made the right choice going forward with tech; now, years later, diversity is dominating the conversation in the industry.
  • Since then, she’s worked at huge companies like Twitter and YouTube, helping them translate and localize their applications for a global audience.
  • Her latest endeavor, Atipica, helps tech companies find and hire diverse candidates; says she’d rather fail trying to solve the problem of diversity in tech than to never tackle it.

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