While I was studying Computer Science, I was always working in one of the University’s departments. I started as an assistant in the Computer Center and soon worked my way up to the Distance Learning Unit, where I worked with both professors and students to get the new platform set up and running, then supporting the program for about 3 years. I never really had the “student life”, but I got so much out of it and it was the stepping stone that got me to where I am today.
I soon became interested in Web Development and after taking a few courses online, I started freelancing building websites with two friends that were studying Web Design. That’s when a lawyer from the US, Patricia Martin, reached out to me about starting a new program in Cyprus, OWAAT, to help abused women self-represent in court for the right of no-contact.
It was my first experience working with individuals all over the world, towards a common goal, that had such an impact on the local community. It gave me the opportunity so early in my career to see what a difference I can make through Web Development, that’s when I realized this was the path for me.