My road in life took a while to figure out.
Has always been a gamer and loved modifying the HTML code on her web profiles like Myspace and LiveJournal—says this gave her tech skills that she didn’t even know she had.
After high school, she enrolled at Cuesta Community College as a political science major, but after taking electives in different areas of art, she realized her passion was in a creative field.
Admits she struggled with being a full-time student and financially supporting herself; committed herself to “chipping away at her education” and only taking classes when she could.
Worked at a gym to help support herself—says this fulfilled her love of exercise and healthy habits.
While going to college, she got the opportunity to work more directly in tech and utilize her art skills by designing 3-D environments and simulations for a variety of industries.
She started working for MINDBODY, which combined all of her interests: healthy living, technology, and creativity.
At one point, she asked for a promotion and was told she’d need a degree first—worked with her managers and school counselors to graduate with an associate degree in liberal arts.
She is now a quality assurance manager at MINDBODY, working with developers and designers to create new software features to help gyms and fitness centers manage their clientele.
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