I was born and raised in San Carlos. I studied Food Science at UC Davis and started my working life as a valet, then worked various jobs up to Operations Manager over the next five years at the same valet company. After parking cars at places like Facebook, Walmart Labs, and Success Factors, I decided that the programmers whose cars I was parking seemed happier than the valets I was working with, and made the decision to learn to program at General Assembly coding bootcamp. Three years on in my software engineering life I got a super cool job at Engagio. In my free time I like to cook, play video games, and ride bicycles. I have a tiny dog named Jimmy who steals the rest of my free time.