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