Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Hated my first computer class in college. Swore I'd never take one again.
Had to pursue Masters Degree, so decided to conquer Computer Science. Actually loved it.
Tried to get job that combined both degrees, but all offers were for programming. Went with it.
Been working in software ever since, either for companies, or as a tech cofounder of a startup.
Keep following my journey

Career

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

I write software that makes your life better.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Education
Building Things

Day to Day

I come in to work, meet with my teams, ensure that all our "live" applications are running well. Then we get to work on building the next applications (which are not yet "live"), using cool technologies and effective processes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Take those computer classes, and stick with them.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"'Engineering and / or computers is not for females.' And the fact that I was often one of the very few females in my classes supported the thought. Was sometimes called a nerd. Luckily, my family was supportive."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Woman in Tech

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student