Eleyni M. RodrIguez, JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Big ideas, user needs, and technology. Eleyni's job is finding the perfect balance between the three to build an amazing product. Working within the product team, she helps prepare requirements, and create wireframes and mocks for new product features and functionality. She also assists in coordinating design and development sprints, and user testing sessions. An aspiring programmer and designer herself, Eleyni focuses on being an advocate for other aspiring techies and TechHire job seekers throughout the product development process. Her ultimate goal is to help build practical and impactful products that serve our mission, and our users.
Prior to joining Opportunity@Work, Eleyni served as a White House intern in the National Economic Council under the Obama administration. Her work there was focused on inclusive entrepreneurship, innovation, and manufacturing policy. In addition to gaining policy research and analysis experience, her work allowed her to see the impact of public-private partnerships firsthand. Humbled by her experience at the White House and wanting to be a part of executing and amplifying such a partnership is part of what drew her to TechHire and joining Opportunity@Work. Prior to her internship, while still in school, Eleyni was able to explore her entrepreneurial spirit as the Co-Founder and CEO of NOTAY, an online apparel and accessories retailer. This experience served her well during the early days of Opportunity@Work as employee number one.
Eleyni characterizes herself as a good listener, a problem solver, and a doer - probably in that order. She is entrepreneurial, hardworking, loyal, honest, and calm - possibly too calm. Through past experiences she has grown and developed these skills, and she strives for continued personal and professional development everyday.
Eleyni is a super taster and french fry connoisseur with an affinity for the shoestring variety.