My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in Dubai—I came to the U.S. when I was 19 and was the first person in my family to go to another country.
Attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where I received my bachelor's degree in management information systems.
After graduating, I got my first professional job as a technical writer.
I wanted to become a quality assurance engineer, so I took the ISTQB certifications and voluntarily tested software while working as a technical writer.
Got a job as a QA engineer and absolutely loved the satisfaction of delivering quality products to end users.
As the industry shifted towards an agile methodology, I became a certified scrum master in order to help organizations shift towards faster deliveries in shorter time increments.
I was starting to get bored of the work and I decided to take a three month break from my career to enjoy some time with my kids.
I am now a QA engineer and release manager for Inside Track, an organization that supports students throughout college in order to ensure their success.