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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hiya! My name is Gwen Diagram, I'm Engineering Manager for Quality at Monzo Bank which is a super rad neobank. Monzo has only been around for a bit over 4 years but we've got three million customers already so it's a very fast paced, exciting place to work. I've been in tech for ten years, I started in IT Support and moved over to testing in 2011. I really love the role of tester,...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I consider myself a Jill of all trades, so I tend to lead with a quick intro: I’m a product-owning, design-thinking, code-writing, people person. Even quicker? I’m a Product Owner and Software Developer. As for my career, I spent nearly a decade coding for various companies, freelance projects, agencies, etc. before dabbling in the Design Thinking framework as a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Laurie Barth. I’m a software engineer who does a lot of technical blogging, speaking and teaching. I work as a consultant at Ten Mile Square Technologies and have a background in math. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? Nope! I studied mathematics and government in college. I...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Niamh, and I currently work as a Mobile Engineer at Monzo, helping to build the iOS and Android apps. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I was never even considering programming as a career until I didn't quite get the grades I wanted to do Physics at Birmingham, and Computer Science...
Nasreen Peer is a researcher, lecturer and a small-business owner. Clearly a woman who wears many hats. Peer currently lectures at Stellenbosch University, where she also carries out her research. Her work focuses on the biological and ecological study of coastal habitats, specifically the mangrove and rocky shore ecosystems. A few years ago, Peer realised the importance of listening to one’s emotions or ‘gut...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Claudia Segovia Salcedo, I am an Ecuadorian biologist working at Conservation and Evolution of Andean Forests. I am an associate professor at the Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE and a national coordinator of the Ecuadorian Network of Women in Science.  My research is focused on Evolution and Conservation of the Andean Genus Polylepis, one of the most...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Heloise, and I am an Astrophysicist! I currently work at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and I study supernovae, as well as black-hole and neutron star mergers. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I didn’t always want to be an astrophysicist for the simple reason...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hello, I am Patricia Brown and I am an elementary technology specialist in St. Louis Missouri. I work with teachers in helping them integrate technology in their classroom. I am also keynote speaker, trainer, and facilitator of technology workshops. I work with various organizations helping to educate students, teachers, and parents about the possibilities through STEM. In my spare...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Bonnie Nieves, I am a high school Biology teacher. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? Although I always wanted to be a teacher, I studied to be a Biologist. I worked in a lab studying proteins after getting my degree but was lonely in the lab working mostly independently. Some people really...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Monica Burns. I am a former NYC public school teacher and EdTech & Curriculum Consultant. I run the blog classtechtips.com, host the Easy EdTech Podcast, and have written several books on educational technology. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? After working as a classroom...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Sophia Lee. By day I am a Software Developer at Microsoft where I work with a team of developers to create one of the largest news sites in the world. By night I am a Transgender Social Activist who works to bring social justice to Transgender people. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Jenny Saucerman. I’m an instructional designer: someone who makes online education to teach adults skills for their workplaces. A big part of my job is making educational games and simulations which is pretty awesome! I also work with learning analytics and using statistics to help me understand whether the content I create is effective at teaching my learners. I...