Daisy Galvan

Systems developer

To me, computer science is more than just coding all day; it’s a creative outlet that can turn ideas into something real.

My family is from a rural town in Mexico, so none of them had the opportunity to go to college. I love to learn, to discover the unknown and to be constantly challenged. I was selected for the McNair Scholars Program in college. One of my peers was researching mechanical engineering. I was fascinated and switched from arts to engineering.

I studied electrical engineering in college, and at a summer program – the Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience – I was introduced to the world of tech and engineering. It wasn’t until my first role at Facebook that I really discovered how software combines two of my favorite things – building and problem-solving. I was hooked!

I taught myself to code using free online resources and attending a coding boot camp while holding a full-time business operations role at Facebook. I invested lots of time and energy into something I wasn’t sure would materialize. I now design and develop solutions for Facebook’s internal support tools.

Computer science lets you design a solution for just about anything. If I could change the world with computer science, it would be to make education more accessible, especially for women.

Daisy’s path to becoming a systems developer at Facebook

>> Loved math in high school, Clovis East High School

>> Completed a BA, California State University, Sacramento

>> Interned at Intel

>> Went to Austin Coding Academy

>> Works as a Systems developer, Facebook

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“I love to learn, to discover the unknown and to be constantly challenged.”

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