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Heather's work combines: Technology, Engineering, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life

Associate-Applications Developer

Develop web applications to help others streamline their current processes.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    University of North Texas

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Web and Digital Interface Designers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Pursued running my own business by becoming a Realtor.

  • 2.

    Realtor role didn't fit well; returned to college to pursue a Physics degree.

  • 3.

    Took an introductory computer science class as an elective. Fell in love.

  • 4.

    Switched major to Computer Science.

  • 5.

    Developed a passion for web development my Junior year in a PHP class.

  • 6.

    Graduated in 2013 with a degree in Computer Science.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You're not talented enough to be a programmer.

  • How I responded:

    I recall numerous times during my college career that I felt everyone else was grasping concepts more easily than I was. I felt inadequate and almost dropped out of college on more than one occasion. The truth was that everyone else was as confused as I was. Computer Science introduces a new way of thinking that not many people naturally catch on to. Persistence is key, and know that everyone is figuring these things out as they go as well. You're not alone.