Photographed by Michelle Drewes.
Front-end Engineer on Receipts
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Tell us a little about what you do at Square!
"As a front-end engineer, I sit with designers and engineers to build out our web products. It involves a lot of deep thinking about the product as a whole, communicating what's possible with our designers, and pushing each other to find the most creative solutions for the challenge at hand. We also build out the engineering structure to actually implement the designs."
What's your favorite thing about working at Square?
"The people. Everyone's insanely smart and constantly pushing and challenging each other to do our best work. I love having the opportunity to spend time and work with such an amazing group of folks."
How would you describe your personal style?
"Creative casual. I tend to wear mostly neutral, dark tones with one pop of color. I'm a creature of comfort and require my clothes to be casual enough to lounge in, or dive into a messy hands-on project without worry — but still look nice enough to go out after work."
What's your favorite design element or perk of the new office?
"The windows! A good dose of Vitamin D every day has made me such a happy camper. I have a sweet view of Sutro Tower from my desk; it's really refreshing and incredible to watch Karl the Fog roll in every afternoon."
What's your most memorable moment working at Square?
"Spending a week in Baltimore and D.C. with a group of our lady engineers for a conference. We had some of the most amazing dance parties."
Tell us about College Code Camp!
"College Code Camp
is amazing! Every year, we bring in a group of 20 to 25 college ladies for five days for workshops, hack-a-thons, mentorship, and a tiny peek into what it's like to work at a technology company in San Francisco. A lot of our engineers get involved, myself included, teaching the workshops and mentoring the campers. I've run into some of last year’s campers at conferences, and it's so exciting to follow their paths and feel their excitement as they begin the journey into their careers."