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

Write/Speak/Code a Latinx In Tech Awakening

I’ve been floundering for the last x years. When I was growing up I kinda knew I was smart. But no one ever said this explicitly. I stole bits and pieces of this information from quick glances at transcripts that said Highly Gifted, at the comments that some teachers made about my “potential”. But no…More

A Conversation with Ellen K. Pao, tech investor and advocate, the former CEO of reddit, and a cofounder of the award-winning diversity and inclusion nonprofit Project Include

A few weeks ago I attended Write/Speak/Code, a non-profit dedicated to promote the visibility and leadership of technologists with marginalized genders through peer-led professional development that hosts an annual conference and meetup events designed to help you fully own your expertise through writing, speaking, and open source. That’s a mouthful but they live by every word…More

First Timer’s Guide to Grace Hopper #Newbie #GHC19 Part 1 of Series

After applying to attend Grace Hopper three years in a row, Stanford sponsored me along with other fellow Computer Science undergrads + masters (majority) to attend GHC19! Today is the LAST DAY 😭 and while I rest my poor feet 👣 before the closing celebration 💃🏻I thought I’d share my experience so far (while the impressions are still fresh…More

This Latina’s non-traditional path to tech: Part 0

I’m Susana, mom to 3 amazing daughters, Latina in tech with much to say. I left a lucrative job in legal business development to pursue my undergrad computer science degree full time at Stanford. Why you ask? Some may say I am a masochist but I say I am a life long learner that wanted…More

Where I’ve Been + 1st day Senior year @Stanford

First, I’ve been super inconsistent with posting. I’d been taking several intensive creative writing classes at school and all of my efforts was poured into those courses. But happy to get back to writing. You will see a shift on what I write about, I will still share my experiences but I will also start…More

How to raise children while not being an asshole

I have been told many times, “You should write a book about raising children! Your girls are just magical!” And every time I heard that I thought, what a fraud I must be to let them think that I could be an authority on raising children. I’m afraid enough on how some day I may…More

While we Mourn We Should See

I wore the only dress I had that seemed semi-decent It rolled up around my neck but hung dangerously low so I pinned it pin pin fix it. But nothing could fix your absence. You were supposed to lift us. I looked to you to save us. You’d gone so far already… Was it really…More

New Words

You just don’t even see You don’t even hear How you not gonna see me humpin a teddy bear with my milk teeth but you turn around and walk out Don’t even flinch and see you way out What I gotta do to make you see? But why I try? Why I care? for a…More