With a degree in computer science, Monica worked for several years in the tech world before moving to Japan to work as a translator. When Monica moved back to the U.S. and re-entered the tech space, she felt drawn to DigitalOcean by the friendliness and collaboration she saw demonstrated by its employees.
Monica focuses on creating a trusting, collaborative environment for her engineers, where everyone gets a chance to share their perspectives and opinions. She operates from the foundation that everyone has valuable insight to contribute, from entry-level engineers to senior developers.
“As I met more people, I was really impressed by how kind and collaborative everyone was. The more people I met, the more I wanted to work at DigitalOcean.”
“When you work remotely with someone and your main interaction is through video chat, you get access to another dimension of that person. We have people’s children walking through the background of their screens, and we wave to them. There are a lot of pets on the screen. You get to see a slice of someone’s life.”