What do you do?
Technical Lead for the DBaaS Site Reliability Engineering Team responsible for maintaining production systems.
Why did you choose this field?
I have been fascinated with computers since before I could remember and a lot of it has do to with my dad who wasn't an engineer but knew more about computers than probably I do right now. I was a school topper for the computer science stream during my high school board exams and when I saw my dad beaming with pride when he saw my photo in the newspaper, I realised that my decision to pursue my career in the IT industry was the right one.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Being promoted to Technical Lead with just 4 years of experience and managing people with 12-15 years experience.
Why do you love working in STEM?
It's a great opportunity to meet fellow women in tech and also having the ability to engage in hands on tasks. I wake up looking forward to first learn something new and teach something new to someone. Knowledge flow should never stop.
Best advice for next generation?
Believe in yourself. Always have a plan and never think any thing is out your bounds. If you want it, you can achieve it.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. ' - Helen Keller