The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign Raises Awareness of Diversity Issues in Tech

Originally posted on by Isis Anchalee on August 1, 2015—
“You May Have Seen My Face on BART

Hi, my name is Isis. I’m a full-stack engineer at OneLogin. They asked me to be one of four others participating recruiting campaign that was hastily planned and executed in 1 day. I was not personally ready for the amount of attention that it has brought me.

I doubt that most of you know me. I am a passionate self-taught engineer, extreme introvert, science-nerd, anime-lover, college dropout, hip hop dancer, yoga teacher/hoop-dance teacher, really authentic friend andHUMAN(omg?!). In fact, if you knew me you would probably know that being famous is one of my biggest nightmares; seriously right up there with falling into a porta potty. I keep to myself most of the time and generally prefer when others mind their own business too.

I’m pretty blown away at the amount of attention my ad particularly has received. Friends have messaged me screenshots of their friends(who don’t know me) who have posted photos of it followed by discussion threads where it has received both positive and negative attention. Some of the responses warm my heart while others I consider to be kind of shocking… I will continue to post various threads that people send me on both sides of that spectrum.”

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