Rochelle Turner

Rochelle Turner

Quality Assurance Manager


MINDBODY

San Luis Obispo, CA USA


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Milestones

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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Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Cuesta College

Career

Quality Assurance Manager

I plan features for web software and I test the software to make sure everything works as intended.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Art
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I go to collaborative meetings where we discuss different designs, ideas, and challenges. I also sit at my desk and do research/learn. Much of what I do is planning ahead and making lists. When the time comes, I use my research and lists to test the software. I go through all the different scenarios a user might encounter and report any issues I find. I send emails to coordinate work and ask questions.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Critical thinking, basic computer skills (word processing, web browsing/using search engines...), communication (written and verbal), basic science (understanding info-graphs, scientific method/testing).

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Learn how you learn. Being self-aware and practicing learning as a skill will help you. Learn about people and the world - learn to see things from different perspectives. Practice giving and receiving criticism gracefully. Also, I suggest developing some computer proficiency (whether it's making an app, using spreadsheets, something artistic, or playing video games, get comfortable at something that uses software and keep building on that knowledge).

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You aren't qualified for this position because you don't have a college degree. "

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Changed Major