Si Se Pudo?

A first gen/low income, mom, non-traditional undergrad perspectiveB.S. Computer Science AI TrackStanford University Class of 2020 This week was the last week of classes of the last quarter of undergrad. For those of you with me since the early days, you know that I’ve been through so many ups and downs, and so many ups…More

The Most Deafening Sound is Silence

I’ve read too many tweets, threads, LinkedIn posts, etc. where as soon as a Black person posts about their pain there are comments by those in the Latino, Asian, and all non-Black communities that jump in and say “What about us?!” I’ve seen chats where females try to prioritize their trauma as sexual abuse/assault survivors…More

An update on Week 1 of Zoom University

It’s Friday morning and this week has felt like it has lasted FOREVA! Yesterday I had a moment of panic not being able to remember if it was Wed or Thurs until I remembered that I had just done Wed lectures. You know your life has changed fundamentally when you mark the days with which…More

To (now Online) College Students – You need a plan to succeed

In the midst of the pandemic, first responders are struggling to keep our fellow Americans healthy; service workers have lost wages and tips; many of us are or will face the loss of a loved one; and many of us are trying to figure out how to keep the fridge stocked and a roof over…More

Let’s Talk Tech Interview Anxiety

Your resume is beautiful, readable, and within the limit. You have polished that resume until it shines so bright it blinds you with your dazzling achievements. You’ve been to countless career fairs where you’ve continually broken through your introverted + imposter syndrome tendencies to talk to the engineers + recruiters and convince them that they…More

Finding Community @Tech Intersections

Finding spaces where you feel welcome and understood can be hard for many of us. We come from a diverse set of experiences and at times that can make it really hard to relate to others which can lead to the feeling of being an outsider. I spent the first two years at Stanford feeling…More

Transferring to Stanford Q&A – A student’s perspective

Hi! If you’re here because of this tweet, welcome! Feel free to read more about me in the About page but a brief intro: I’m a senior at Stanford University majoring in CS in the AI track. I’m also a transfer student (transferred from a Cañada Community College). I’m Latinx, first-gen, and nontraditional (over 25)…More