Valerie is the Executive Director at Tech By Choice and a Senior Software Engineer at Mastery Logistics. She holds a BS in Psychology & Art. Valerie is passionate about creating secure human-centered digital experiences. As a successful self-taught developer, Valerie started Tech By Choice to give back to the community that helped her succeed.
Valerie shares her journey into tech from being a Psychology major to becoming a senior software engineer and the founder of Tech By Choice.
We cover the following topics in her interview:
- Choosing tech over her psychology & art degree
- Tech is more than just coding
- What is the “black tax”
- How she discovered the importance of managing her money
- Helping others enter and Level Up in tech
- Being kinder to ourselves
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Lucas Casarez is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional serving tech professionals virtually out of Fort Collins, CO