I’ve always considered myself a problem solver, whether it was a straightforward math problem from school, or a life problem to do with visas (funny story). When I discovered programming, it satisfied a need in me I hadn’t been able to fulfill in my career as an opera singer for some time. Opera had become memorizing words, music, and staging to the point where I could perform without a lot of thinking, no real new problems to solve. As a private music teacher, the best part of the job was figuring out the best way to communicate what my student needed to do in a way that they would understand and be able to execute it. With web development, I really felt a connection. I was surprised when I first began that I could sit in front of a computer for many hours at a time writing code. Solving complex problems and learning was very fun and therefore, the time would fly by. I still enjoy music of course, and I don’t regret any of the time I spent dedicating myself to learning piano and voice. Now, I’m especially excited to bring the skills and dedication I once brought to music to a new career path. Thus it is with pride and excitement that I refer to myself as a Ruby on Rails developer!