As Christa was working in retail management, she came to a realization on her 24th birthday that she wanted more for her life. She knew the technical route would be most fulfilling and figured she should attend a coding school to gain the basic technical skills. Christa decided to stay in her home town, right here in St. Petersburg, so that she could take advantage of the connections she had already made throughout college. She found that a lot of individuals in the tech community were very open to helping and connecting her with other leaders in the area.
Post code school, Christa gets to enjoy working for Cigna as a Software Engineer and Full Stack Developer. Her job focuses on React/Redux and Java/SQL on the back-end. Her favorite thing about being a developer is having the ability to create beauty from the keyboard.