What aspect of the industry do you think has the most potential for growth, and, on the other hand, which aspect do you think needs the most improvement?
I would have to say diversity for both. On one hand, the technology industry has a ways to go to build up to true diversity within the workforce at large. On the other hand, over the last 10 years, I have seen significant strides in making the industry more diverse, and I look forward to being part of future efforts to continue to do so.
When you imagine the future of the technology industry, what does it look like?
I see continued evolutions — of technologies, design implementations, and diversity amongst the workforce.
What is the most valuable life lesson you have learned so far and how has it helped you in your career?
Always own your mistakes. This lesson has helped me in my career because I have learned that it’s not the mistakes people remember — it’s how they were handled and remedied, and this is how you build real trust.
What three adjectives come to mind when you think about your future path?
Innovative, confident, and eager.