I built my first website when I was in elementary school and have been addicted to computers and the Internet ever since.
I was lucky to attend community college for my last two years of high school. I took a year of Java-based computer science classes covering the fundamentals, including algorithms and data structures.
When I went on to get my undergraduate degree I quickly understood that I prefered a broader-focused major and I decided on a double-major in Spanish and Management Information Systems with a focus on web development. Here, instead of using Ada 95, we learned PHP, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server. Everything immediately felt more practical than theortical and I thrived.
Since then, I've worked with an international human rights nonprofit while living in New York City and led a digital transformation project for a large healthcare system. I haven't gotten to travel the world quite yet—but those plans are in the works!