“From Animals to Computers”

Christina Forney, Palantir

“The best advice I can give for someone coming into the field who may be intimidated by the fact that they’re going to stand out, is to own that you’re going to stand out.”

Christina Forney, an Internal Tools Engineer at Palantir, builds software tools to help her colleagues build and distribute their projects. These tools help build a strong foundation of build infrastructure usable by her company's community of developers. You would never guess that this awesome coder also doubles as an animal lover, riding horses and studying animal science throughout her undergraduate years! Mixing equestrianism and build systems, Christina pursues all her passions to the fullest.

Christina’s first CS class was Computers for Poets. Write a poem about coding, and share it in the comments!