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Tech professional pushes for other Latinas to enter the field

  • 3 days ago

AUSTIN, Texas — Jasmine Vallejo grew up in San Antonio. Now she lives in Austin and works in the tech industry.

She received her first laptop at 9 years old, but without Wi-Fi, she spent most of her time learning to code at the local YMCA.

Now she works in community engagement at Meta and serves on the board for Latinas in Tech where she says there’s a lack of representation of Latina women in the industry.

“Historically, because of the background of Latinx families, Latinos have pursued backgrounds or careers in a field that provided stability. And while Latinos were users of technology, we weren’t the creators of them,” said Vallejo.

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