Beatris A Mendez Gandica
Program manager, Microsoft
And - Founder, Nuevo Foundation
Coding is one of those careers that you can mix with your passion and have fun!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I work in azure function bots to ensure that Microsoft code is secured and compliant. At Nuevo we teach underrepresented students how to code.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I enjoyed playing video games and browsed on Encarta. My family always encouraged me to study anything that I love.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
Work at Microsoft, start my own nonprofit, make it into the 40 under 40 HACR young achiever, shortlisted Forbes 30 under 30, If/Then ambassador
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love the field of security as it is always changing and would like to be ahead of the bad people.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Try it! Coding is one of those careers that you can mix with your passion and have fun!
INSPO / FUN FACT
“Technology let’s you rewrite the rules of the world” - Bea Gandica