I consider myself as someone that always needs something to do, learn, or work towards. I have a running list of projects around the home to complete at all times, a checklist for instruments and songs I want to learn how to play and master, and, over the past few years, a strong desire to make sense of the technology that for too long baffled me when I was younger. My fear of “settling” propelled me through my undergraduate program, lead me through my time with devCodeCamp, and keeps me passionate about virtually every hobby of mine, including music, rollerblading (an all-new pastime for me, I have the bruises to prove it!), etc. For me, I’m nothing if I’m not trying my best at all times.
Throughout my career in many industries, I have always thrived best with a holistic understanding of how the business and all its teams and individual parts work together to achieve a common goal. My understanding of the “how” and “why” an organization operates has always pushed me to passionately and creatively work towards finding solutions.
As an aspiring web developer, this passion and understanding of a business’s mission and future goals translates into a commitment to learning what is required for me to find a fitting solution that advances the greater mission of a company. This is demonstrated in my development experience by learning TypeScript and React as part of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) as a Microsoft consultant in a matter of weeks to build multiple custom solutions for a customer tailored to the needs of their business.
I believe the strongest quality of a good developer is to recognize that I will never know everything and use that to fuel my desire to continuously improve my knowledge of technology stacks and industry best practices.
I love code because it is the intersection of logic and creativity. From a young age, I loved to build things and solve problems. Like many, I was not sure what to do with my life and career after high school and even through a portion of college. I found my passion for coding in a college internship before starting my Junior year of college and haven’t looked back since; there is a deep personal satisfaction I get in creating usable and beautiful applications with code, but I also see it as a tool that could potentially enable me to have a powerful impact on the world around me and advance the things I care about most. With code, there is no room for personal complacency, which assures me that I am on the right path.