Nowadays it’s a cliché to say, but I taught myself how to program early in my school years. I did it not for the sake of programming but to gain the skills necessary to build digital products. I love conceptualizing software and writing code to bring my ideas to life. While I haven’t created the next Facebook (yet), through trial-and-error I’ve become intimately familiar with both the app development process and tech-entrepreneurship. And where these two fields intersect, is exactly where I want to be. Though I’m not so sure which came first—my desire to be an entrepreneur or my ability to engineer—but I’m glad I have both.