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This is the first time I’ve emailed something out in a very long time, so if you’re wondering who the heck I am, I get that! 🙈
This newsletter will come no more than once a month and will primarily focus on what I’m most passionate about these days outside of work — elevating and supporting Latinx in tech, employee resource groups, and apprenticeship programs. 🚀
The name “The Unicorn Engineer”
comes from the phrase “unicorn,”
which is used to describe the statistical anomaly of a startup reaching a $1B valuation. I felt similarly as a Latina working as a software engineer at Slack at the time that I first coined myself “a unicorn working for another unicorn”
for a talk at JSConf EU in 2019. Plus, it’s catchy! 🦄
I’ll also likely throw in some personal and career learnings as well. 🎓
Who am I?
- Aspiring Software Engineering Leader👩🏽💻
- Peruvian-American 🇵🇪🇺🇸
- Fierce Advocate for Diversity in Tech 💛
- Corgi Mom 🐾
In more words… I’m currently a senior software engineer at this tiny startup called Byteboard
. We’re trying to create an alternative to the traditional data structure and algorithm (DSA) interview that software engineers have to grind for.
I previously worked for roughly four years as a software engineer specializing in UI development and lead generation on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack
I also served on the leadership team of Techqueria
during the same time. Techqueria is a nonprofit serving the largest community of Latinx professionals in tech.
I have been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and hold a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Hampton University
and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell Tech
I currently reside in Inglewood with my partner and two Corgis, Luna & Sueño