Tess attended the University of the Pacific, intending to study electrical engineering. However, she came across computer science and decided to switch tracks. She eventually got a master’s in computer science at UC San Diego, and then worked as a software engineer for a large Silicon Valley-based firm for six years. Intrigued by the close-knit and diverse group at Metabiota, Tess decided to join the team.
Tess’ day always starts with one vital thing—coffee. From there on, she usually takes part in two to three design meetings every day to discuss potential projects for her team and hammer out the details. She also spends a lot of time coding and writing tests—working sometimes individually and sometimes with a partner. In their coding, Tess and the Infrastructure Team use a variety of programming languages, including Python, Java, and Scala.