Tracy majored in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, but she was never quite sure EE was for her. While working towards her degree, she took a few computer science courses and discovered she loved it. Being in Silicon Valley, she had the chance to work with a few tech start-ups, as well as to intern with Google and Facebook. So after earning her Master’s in Computer Science, she jumped right into the start-up world—and eventually made her way to Pinterest.
What Tracy Does
Tracy’s day starts around 9:30 AM with a team meeting, where the engineers can share status updates on their projects. Beyond coding and holding code reviews, Tracy spends a good chunk of her time discussing technical decisions, how to design solutions, and the pros and cons of different options. She’s also heavily involved in recruiting, so she’ll often carve out and hour or two to meet with or interview potential Pinterest hires.