• Rachel Bird, Software Developer



    Ancestry: Mexico
    Residence: California
    What You Should Know:

    Rachel taught herself Python and Ruby through Team Treehouse and Coursera. She then enrolled in Bloc's Fullstack Web Development Boot Camp. Rachel spent the winter of 2014/15 on the island of Crete, Greece, where she completely focused on her studies, finished four Rails projects, and completed the program. She then went to work as a fullstack Ruby on Rails developer for a financial tech company in Northern California.

    Rachel was part an award-winning two-person team that is about to launch an SEC/FINRA compliant chat app for financial advisors. (RachelBird.com)




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    1. [Sherman, Erik. “For Latinas, the Lifetime Gender Wage Gap Is More Than $1 Million.” Fortune, 4 Apr. 2016, fortune.com/2016/04/04/latina-wage-gap-1-million/.] 2. [Obando, Andrea. “Tackling the Latina Wage Gap.” Equal Rights Advocates, 1 Nov. 2016, www.equalrights.org/tackling-latina-wage-gap/.] 3. [Vogtman, Julie, et al. “Fair Pay for Latinas Requires a Fair Minimum Wage.” NCLR, National Women's Law Center, July 2015.] 4. [Kelly, Mary Louise. “Why Latina Women Are Earning Significantly Less Than White Men.” NPR, NPR, 16 Oct. 2016, www.npr.org/2016/10/16/498135745/why-latina-women-are-earning-significantly-less-than-white-men.] 5. [Fisher, Milia. “Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap.” Center for American Progress, 14 Apr. 2015, www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2015/04/14/110962/women-of-color-and-the-gender-wage-gap/.]