Tell us about your role at Wayfair
I've been at Wayfair for 5 years now. I started as a CSS/HTML developer and grew as our technology expanded. I'm now a Creative Technologist on the Discover Capabilities team. I take great joy in helping teams coordinate design and engineering efforts. I have the unique privilege of getting to own projects from inception to design to engineering and finally production!
Tell us about your career journey - did you always want to work in Tech? How did you get to where you are today?
I studied Video Game Design and Development in college and when I enjoyed working on the UI more than the actual game, I knew web development was the right place for me. I'm thrilled I have a career where I can professionally work on "UI's" with other enthusiastic folks!
What do you think are the most important skills to be successful in Technology? Why?
Don't resist going down rabbit holes _all_ the time. While it's good to keep feature work on time and efficient, it's just as important to give way to your curiosity and learn whatever you mind finds interesting. Learning new things brings great joy to me and keeps reminding me of why I got into this field in the first place!