Cristina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in engineering and finance. She pursued a career as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, but she missed engineering and started building up her software skills outside of work. Once she was certain that she wanted to focus on software, she completed an immersive web development program at Fullstack Academy, and joined Hightower's engineering team.
Cristina implements new features for Hightower's web application using Ruby on Rails and Angular. Every morning, she has a stand-up meeting with her team, which includes designers and product managers. Engineers like Cristina are brought into the product development process early and often to provide technical feedback and get context for the features they will be building next.