How many years have you been in tech?
A little over a year.
How were you exposed to tech?
A friend got started in programming and told me about it. I was out of options, employment-wise, so I decided to check it out. I haven’t looked back since.
What is your current role?
Unemployed and seeking junior roles or apprenticeships
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Teaching myself how to code! I never dreamed I could do something so complicated.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Tell us about a time that this applied to you.
It would be easier to tell you about a time this DIDN’T apply to me! Lol
What are you learning right now?
I am learning how to use React on Rails
What are your hobbies?
Coding, self-teaching (tech and other topics), reading, learning Spanish, playing with my fur-family (dogs, cats, rabbit, rat).
What do you like about St. Louis? The midwest? Why do you live here?
I was born and raised her and really have never been anywhere else. But I like the diversity of this area.
Who inspires you?
Malala Yousafsai, Aayan Hirisi Ali, Vanessa Mae, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ani DiFranco, Margaret Atwood to name a few but I draw inspiration from many sources, including the people around me in my day to day life and sometimes total strangers.