Tell us your story.
I never thought I wanted to get involved in the digital space until I was thrown right into it. I was always interested in technology, but it was not what I studied in school. Even though I received numerous technology awards in high school and college, it was not really what I thought I wanted to do as a career. However, my first job out of college was with a digital marketing agency focused on the hospitality industry. To be honest, I had no idea what I was signing up for; I was just excited to be an employed graduate. During my four and a half years with that company, I was exposed to not only digital marketing, but had the opportunity to shape product development, manage new website builds, and so many other great digital/tech projects. The digital space is definitely a field that I had to grow to love over the years, but I'm so glad I made the jump into the technology world!
What advice to you have to share with other women and young girls?
It is awesome being a woman in the digital culture! I feel like there are so few of us, so fellow digital women are always really supportive. I think every women entering the digital/tech world should work to find a mentor. It goes a long way. In fact, I recently joined a company called Virid and am lucky to work for a great manager and mentor who was also featured in the Women in Tech campaign, Lauren Shanta.