I started my journey into programming in 2009, when I was 14 and took a class on GIS in high school. My teacher, Mr. Shin, taught the class in an unusual way by using Visual Basic to visualize data from ArcGIS.
I then went to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and initially majored in Information Technology - Networking. After one year of that, I realized Networking was not for me so I switched to Information Technology - Programming and graduated in 2015.
After getting my degree I moved to Benicia, CA and worked at SAPIEN Technologies, Inc. as a Jr. Software Test Engineer for a couple years before moving back to Arkansas to be closer to family. I then did freelance work, followed by a 4 years in a variety of positions at J.B. Hunt, and now a DevOps Engineer/Consultant at Liatrio.