Tsion Behailu

Google engineer

Computer science is in every aspect of my job – not just in the code that I write. Computer science teaches you how to look at a problem, approach the issues and find a solution. You learn how to think, and that’s more empowering to me than simply learning what to do.

I’m really passionate about education and providing opportunities to students who don’t have them. I believe that computer science can definitely play a role in this. My siblings are already motivated to explore it as a potential major in college. If I could do anything with computer science, it’d be to bring it to every corner of the world.

I have lots of mentors and I’m always learning from the people around me. It took a lot of hard work, support and luck to get where I am today. But I’d like to take luck out of that equation because it shouldn’t be a requirement to overcome your circumstances.

My advice would be to only listen to those who believe in you because passion is a bigger part of accomplishing your dreams than you think!

Tsion’s path to becoming a Google engineer

>> Completed a Bachelor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley

>> Interned as a software engineer, Groupon

>> Works as a software engineer, Google

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“Listen to those who believe in you because passion is a bigger part of accomplishing your dreams than you think!”

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