Place of birth:
Salinas, California, USA
B.S. in Computer & IT, Purdue University
I am currently a senior studying Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. My concentration is in network engineering which has allowed me to have courses in wireless communications, network administration and security, and learn to install and configure networks. Having a career in technology has opened a lot of doors for me, and I have been able to work in places I never imagined. I have had awesome summer internships with Royal Bank of Canada in New York City and with Chevron in Houston, TX. I have also been able to travel to different computing conferences across the U.S.
Back when I was in my senior year of high school trying to figure out what I wanted to major in, I knew I wanted to study something in technology, but I was intimidated because I had never taken a computer programming course. Now that I am in my senior year at the university, I know that I chose the right major, and I did the best decision in choosing a career in technology. All you need is the desire to learn. Computing and programming skills can be learned by everyone!.
Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?
It is important for Latinas to consider a career in science and technology because it brings a lot of opportunities. Technology is fun and it allows you to be creative and make your own ideas come true. You can make your own phone app, build your own wi-fi network, or make a robot do whatever you want.
The possibilities are endless. Everyone uses technology and each business whether its banking, healthcare, media, and education depend on it. By being a part of technology, you can make an impact or difference in someone else's life.