Jodi “JBJ” Kansagor joined Alchemy about 7 months ago coming from a career where she was primarily engaged with non-profits which required hard work without the financial benefits to match. Watching her go through the program was beautiful to observe. She had a turning point where you could really tell she loved to code, and this was a career she was going to excel at. Her instructors and peers could see it too.
JBJ finished our program in the beginning of March and was immediately interviewing with several places having leveraged her network well. She also authentically showed up as her true self rather than trying to fit into a mold crafted for the ‘job search’ as so many of us can fall into during a career change. JBJShe ended up securing a role as a Software Engineer at Lithia Motors in their new Digital Innovation Team they are building here in Portland. She’ll have the chance to grow her skill-set with an experienced developer on her team too. JBJ stood out to her hiring manager because of her enthusiasm, honesty about what she needs out of this role, and her grit. These are all things we try to empower our students and grads to do and love when it shines through.
We will miss JBJ so much, but look forward to seeing her thrive in this new role. Learn about her experience below!