At CircleCI, we value diversity of all kinds. Our vibrant team what makes us who we are, and it’s what enables us to build great products. ‘CircleCI Voices’ is a new column on the blog where our team members can tell their stories and share the unique perspectives they bring to CircleCI. Our first story comes from our recruiting coordinator, David Lopez. We hope you enjoy!
Dear beautiful young queers,
I hope this letter finds you well. My name is David Lopez. I identify as a gay Latinx male, and I recently entered into the tech space from the nonprofit sector. The transition from one world into the other has not come easy. I want to share my own journey of joining the tech workforce, and show you that while it was, and is, an uphill battle, that my life experience as a queer person actually gave me many of the tools I needed to thrive here. I hope my story gives you encouragement and helps you see your potential when people try to tell you “no, you can’t.”