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I first caught the coding bug in 2014 when I read this NPR article. It told the story an English major from UCLA (just like me!) who went into coding and found success. I was intrigued.

I then went to a two month bootcamp at Portland Code School to learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. A lot of Treehouse lessons and personal learning followed. I decided I needed to take things up a notch.

I started the coding bootcamp Epicodus full-time in January 2016. While there I learned Ember.js, Angular, PHP, Drupal, and how to work well with others as a team. Learning programming full-time for five-plus months made for an amazing immersive experience and I was able to grow my skills immensely in a short amount of time.

My next step was to venture out and find an internship, which I fulfilled at barre3, a boutique fitness brand whose online workout program is actively streamed in 96 countries. They must've liked me enough to keep me around, because they offered me a full-time position!

With some excellent mentorship, I have gained the skills of a full-stack developer, with a strong focus on Ruby on Rails and a healthy side of React. I look to furthering my skills every day, and plan to write about what I learn on my blog.

I'm always looking for new and exciting ventures, or the chance to learn and share knowledge, so feel free to reach out to me on my contact page. Thanks for taking a look around!