How Carla followed her passion for tech and became an Engineer after studying with SheCodes
Carla started her SheCodes journey in September 2020 and most recently completed the SheCodes React workshop in April 2021
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
Carla is from Brazil and lives in Scotland. She loves reading 📖, hiking 🏔️ and spending time with her partner and two cats (we share the love for cats!) 😸
She has a background in biological sciences, specializing in protein structure, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Edinburgh University! Carla had always loved tech and was interested in learning how to code. However she felt demotivated, working long hours with little financial gain.
"I was burned out, with imposter syndrome and it was affecting my mental health. With the pandemic I got a bit more time to think about my future and learn how to code...web development seemed fun and a good start, so I was very interested when I heard about SheCodes."
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
"SheCodes consolidated my decision to change careers. I felt motivated to learn and to work in this area, it gave me the confidence to start my journey as a career-changer."
Carla says that SheCodes also helped with taking an independent, problem-solving approach towards coding. All of this combined helped her to get a new job in tech!
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students
It's important to remember that SheCodes can put you on a strong footing to look for a job in tech, but might not happen immediately. Carla found that persistence was key for her to find success! 🌟
Carla's SheCodes Basics Testimonial