My full-time job and career path is within the information technology field.
Since I was a little girl, my parents instilled a sense of curiosity, instead of fear, of how technology is used to benefit our lives, rather than be shrouded in mystery. While growing up, I dabbled in repairing friend’s laptops, custom coding MySpace pages, and dealing with technical support lines. Halfway through university, I realized that I could make a career out of making sure the technology that people depend on for work or leisure assists, rather than frustrates or harms, them.
As is evident in the way I interact with others within the videogaming industry, working in information technology fulfills the ‘helper’ personality I have. That’s why JessyQuilwill stay a hobby – I’m incredibly content and fulfilled with this line of work and am looking forward to growing further in it.
I spoke at TwitchCon 2017 on the benefits of engaging in personal cybersecurity and how to start protecting yourself on the internet.