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The Beginning

Realizing the immense influence technology has on our world was a paradigm-shifting moment for me. Previously, I had taken for granted the role technology played in our daily lives, from the devices we use to the networks that bind us. However, upon further exploration, I came to comprehend the depth and breadth of technology's impact on society. It has revolutionized how we interact, learn, work, and play, permeating every facet of our existence. As technology progresses at breakneck speed, it is critical to comprehend the societal ramifications of these advancements and reflect on the ethical and social responsibilities that accompany them.

Why I Chose the Tech Industry

Technology has revolutionized the way we approach health and wellness, empowering individuals to take control of their own physical and mental well-being like never before. From cutting-edge health apps to wearable devices, technology has given us the ability to track and monitor our fitness levels, manage our diets, and receive customized health recommendations. With this newfound knowledge, we are better equipped to live healthier, more active lives, and to make informed decisions about our health. Moreover, technology has brought communities together, creating platforms for individuals to connect and participate in group activities and social support networks. As we continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible, it is imperative that we ensure that everyone has access to these powerful tools, promoting inclusivity and equality in our society.

Why Web Development

Web development has the potential to change lives in numerous ways, as it provides a means of creating online platforms and applications that can enhance communication and collaboration, leading to greater efficiency and productivity. For example, web-based tools and platforms can be used by individuals and teams to collaborate on projects in real-time, increasing efficiency and productivity. Moreover, web development can help individuals and organizations streamline their workflows and automate tedious tasks, freeing up time and resources to focus on more meaningful work.

Furthermore, web development can provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and engage in the digital economy, which can open doors to new career paths and economic opportunities. By learning how to build websites, applications, and other online platforms, individuals can acquire valuable skills that are in high demand in today's job market. These skills can lead to fulfilling and lucrative careers, enabling individuals to support themselves and their families.

Moreover, web development can help connect people with information and resources they might not have access to otherwise. For example, online education platforms can provide access to courses and learning materials that are not available in traditional classrooms, while telemedicine applications can connect patients with healthcare services regardless of their location. Additionally, job search websites and professional networking platforms can help individuals find employment opportunities that match their skills and interests.

Finally, web development can be used to create websites and applications that promote social causes and help address societal issues, leading to positive impact on a global scale. For instance, websites and applications can be used to raise awareness about environmental issues, promote social justice causes, and facilitate donations to charities and non-profit organizations.

In summary, web development has the potential to transform lives and make a significant contribution to the betterment of society. By providing a means of creating online platforms and applications, web development can enhance communication and collaboration, provide economic opportunities, connect people with information and resources, and promote social causes and positive societal change. As such, the field of web development is an exciting and important area of study that can have a meaningful impact on individuals and society as a whole.

Starting in middle school, I began volunteering at a Gifted Students Academy at UCI, where I discovered my passion for mentoring and teaching. While in high school, I focused on teaching biology and chemistry, but after graduation, I decided to shift my focus to teaching coding, engineering, and robotics. I taught students of all ages, from elementary to high school, for several years, and I found joy in every moment of it. Being able to share my knowledge and passion for these subjects with the younger generation was incredibly fulfilling, and I look forward to continuing to inspire and mentor others in the future.

As a self-taught software engineer working in retail, one might wonder why someone with technical skills would choose to work in a seemingly unrelated field. However, this individual has been able to use their experience in retail to develop valuable customer service and project management skills that are essential to success in any profession. By learning how to effectively communicate with customers and colleagues, this software engineer has gained insight into how to manage time, delegate tasks, and work collaboratively. Even when faced with difficult situations and unpleasant coworkers, they have learned the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and finding ways to work together towards a common goal. These skills are transferable to any job and will undoubtedly serve them well in their future endeavors as a software engineer.

The value of a piece of paper lies not in its physical form, but in the skills and knowledge that were acquired in the process of earning it. The effort, time, and resources invested in completing projects or working with challenging colleagues do not determine the worth of the paper. Instead, it is the lessons learned from these experiences that shape one's abilities and potential as a software engineer. Every experience, whether good or bad, contributes to personal and professional growth, and prepares one for future challenges. It is important to embrace all experiences as they come, for they collectively shape one's journey towards becoming a better software engineer.


I had the pleasure of working with Tina at Brainstorm. I witnessed her positive and creative approach to solving problems, and the way she took direction well. Her eagerness to learn and apply skills showed everyday, and I'd be happy to recommend her as she moves forward.

Karl Echegoyen
Software Engineer

I had the pleasure of getting to know her through Theta Tau, a professional engineering chapter at California State University, Fullerton. From the moment I met her, it was clear that she was a natural leader, always taking charge and coming up with innovative ideas even in the toughest of situations.

One of the things that impressed me the most was Tina's ability to learn new and relevant skills, whether it was in building a business or developing technical expertise. Her dedication and drive to continuously improve herself and her team was truly inspiring.

I can say with confidence that Tina's leadership qualities and work ethic are an invaluable asset for any team. Her ability to inspire and motivate those around her is truly remarkable, and she has a talent for bringing out the best in everyone.

Justin Bui
Software Engineer

I worked with Tina at BrainStorm Education and discovered that she is a dedicated, ambitious, and hard-working person. While we did not work on the same team, her effort and the quality of her work was clear where our areas overlapped.

Jeff Greene
Business Development Specialist

Tina is such a delight to work with. She is both patient and driven, so she is able to solve hard problems while not getting frustrated at the little mistakes we make along the way. Working with Tina has allowed me to learn so much more than I would have on my own or with a different pair programming partner. She is also very good at bringing out the best in you. If you want to keep up with her, then you better not slack off or you will get left in a cloud of dust!

I have seen some really impressive projects from Tina and love playing her minesweeper game! She definitely spends the time to learn about the subject matter and then does an excellent job applying the learnings she gets from her research. Tina's potential is uncapped and she is going to do amazing things as a software engineer for whoever is lucky enough to hire her.

Gray Boulware
Full Stack Developer

Tina is a great co-worker to have by your side. She is always willing to tackle any project you give to her and dive deep into understanding everything necessary for the project, and her contribution, to excel. Her drive and mindset for success and growth are at a level that I rarely see anymore; a wonderful asset for any team.

Efren Aguilar
Software Engineer I

Tina is one of the hardest working and most determined people I have had the pleasure of working with. Coming from next to no experience she has become an excellent and skilled developer. Her best works are found on her personal portfolio site which coincidentally is her most forward facing and impressive project in my opinion. She is hard working and, as clearly described by her projects, very self determined and capable of learning new technologies on the fly no matter what the obstacle. Any team would be lucky to have a dependable and ingenuitive developer like Tina on their team

Spencer DeMera
Jr. Web Developer

I've had the pleasure to have Tina tutor me. It was an amazing experience, she is very kind, and patient. Her hard work, passion, and resilience for learning is inspiring. She has been a blast to have in class, works well with others, always positive, and has a great spirit!

Tuan Phan
Full Stack Developer

Tina was a great student with leadership skills that proved a great help to all of her peers. Resilient to bugs/errors hampering her progress, she continues to find solutions to whatever app she may be working on at the moment. It's evident that programming is her first passion and I'm eager to lean of her professional progress as I see she has great potential.

Joshua Venegas
Software Instructor