I began my professional life modeling and believed I was going to pursue a career in the fashion industry. While working as a model in Hong Kong, I felt a desire to go back to Canada and further my education.
I decided to attend Ryerson University for Graphic Communications Management in hopes of continuing work in the fashion industry, just in a different capacity. However, in my last year of my course I stumbled across a basic coding course and instantly fell in love.
I knew I wanted to make a career shift and pursue software development, but I had no idea where to start. Eventually, I decided to enroll in a 10-week coding bootcamp. That enabled me to begin working at a small start up where I was able to grow in my technical and soft skills. I then transitioned to a larger company as a software developer and technical consultant.
Alongside my professional career journey, I started TiffinTech. I was motivated by the struggles I faced as a woman alone in the transition into a new field. More importantly, I felt there was a need to create a platform that promotes the empowerment of women in technology and build a community where we can learn and grow together as we pursue our own paths.