My story begins back in high school, when I had to decide what to study and what career would guide me throughout my life. I was confused; since I was a kid, I had wanted to be a teacher, but it didn't feel like enough. I realized that I really enjoyed the programming courses I had taken a few years before. So, I thought, maybe I could combine those two. Without thinking too much about it, I decided to pursue a degree in computer engineering.
I remember opening the door to my first class and immediately being surrounded by more than 60 people; I was one of only three women. While this was a change of pace for me, it didn't come as a surprise, as historically, technology has not been a field chosen by women. But it was fine and I loved my time surrounded by such passionate and smart individuals! After three years of studying, I decided I wanted to earn my own money, so I took a part-time job as a QA. When I completed my degree, I moved to a full-time job, and shortly after, I called my former director and asked if he was looking for professors. He said yes, and I joined the university's staff as a teacher.
Full time job in the morning and teaching at the University in the night shift. This worked out well for me, as it was two jobs I had passion for and I continued to find opportunities to learn a lot. My schedule looked like this for ten years and I loved it!
In 2014, after several years of hopping between companies for my full time job, I joined Kin + Carta. I kept moving because I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I think this was because the challenges weren't right, or I couldn't envision myself staying at the company for long. Then, Kin + Carta came along. They were a big company in Chicago, with no presence yet in Latin America. It was during this time that Kin + Carta decided to open their offices in Argentina, and it felt like an exciting start-up opportunity to me. I decided to jump in and see how it could go, thinking, 'Why not? I can be part of that.'