Ingrid Avendaño

Software engineer at @Uber with electrical engineering and art background. Former: @Jawbone, @Intel, @Hackbright, @CODE2040. Tweets from @ingridavendano


I cannot afford to go back to engineering school

How I got screwed over by the FAFSA for working at a paid internship.


Well, there could be worse problems in life. Mine aren’t so bad; just frustrating. As I start to write this post, I am sitting in bed with a cider, bag of peanut M&Ms and Dexter playing in the background. Today, I unregistered myself from…


I’m a really good impostor

My ongoing experience with impostor syndrome 


I’m not a typical engineer — the fact I went into engineering was a fluke. My odds of becoming an engineer started out very low. I don’t even remember if I was good at math or science as a child. I didn’t grow up with any real engineering role models, I graduated from an arts high school, and…


I cannot afford to go back to engineering school

How I got screwed over by the FAFSA for working at a paid internship.


Well, there could be worse problems in life. Mine aren’t so bad; just frustrating. As I start to write this post, I am sitting in bed with a cider, bag of peanut M&Ms and Dexter playing in the background. Today, I unregistered myself from…