I’m a figure skater. Coming from a background in collegiate sports, I’m highly driven, with an inner voice that replies to a challenge saying “suck it up buttercup.” I have a contagious amount of energy, and an intense amount of grit. I also happen to be a passionate software engineer who works on SparkPost in our Columbia, Maryland, office. I use Node.js and Angular to help build out email infrastructure for companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
How did I get here? It started after college. I worked for a marketing company where I spent a lot of time working with developers, and with that exposure, I slowly saw my career goals begin to diverge from my initial path. When a developer for my employer’s web site handed off a CMS to me and said, “Don’t touch the code outside of this,” my competitive spirit took the bait — and my fate was sealed. My curiosity, coupled with an ever-increasing frustration from the surmounting development work my company always seemed to need, led me on a path of no return. I started to stay up late… really, really late… working on the site (while hopefully no one was looking!) Within a few weeks, I was totally hooked.
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