I am a SoCal native that was raised by a wonderful family full of healthcare professionals. Unlike my siblings, I did not take the hint and I ultimately ended up taking the road less traveled by pursuing a career in technology. Despite their lack of familiarity in this field, my family offered their unconditional support every step of the way. For as important as that was, I quickly learned at UCLA that I was navigating a new world without a map. While my love for technology has been essential in my journey, my successes have only been achievable because of the communities that have supported me along the way. I am passionate about being a part of others’ communities because I understand how instrumental mentors, colleagues, and friends can be in such a difficult yet rewarding journey. Simply put, people are paramount. Today, I am a Director of Solutions Engineering at GitHub. At its core, my job revolves around partnering with others to grow. In practice, this means helping customers find solutions to their technical problems, as well as empowering my team do the same. I believe in leading with empathy, clarity, and a focus on a healthy work-life balance. Outside of work, you’ll find me playing sports, exploring the world with my dog, practicing my photography skills, and spending quality time with quality people.