Wayward Kind has experienced some extraordinary things this year, including another expansion to our in-house team. We’re thrilled to welcome Cara Crotty as our new Website Developer!
Cara’s story is unique and intriguing. She brings a multitude of talents to Wayward Kind, from engineering to coding and more.
Let’s take a look at her fascinating background and get to know her better.
Budding Educator Turned Tech Master
Born and raised in the vibrant Manila, Philippines, Cara is familiar with the sunny weather and beach life that San Diego offers. She and her husband relocated to Virginia in December 2017. They were only there for six months before they took a 15-day motorcycle ride across the country to San Diego—and they haven’t looked back since.
Talk about adventure!
Cara has always had an inquisitive mind and initially wanted to become a teacher. She’s always had a knack for teaching and used to tutor college students in general education. She also likes numbers and considered majoring in accounting or education.
However, at Cara’s University, classes in her major were at full capacity and she didn’t want to stay stagnant for too long. She loved electronics and knew that programming was going to grow rapidly. Cara changed majors and was not disappointed. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Cara is a perfect fit for Wayward Kind because we love helping other humans and she does too. In Manila, she volunteered at a local orphanage on the weekends and still loves to help people in need when she can.
Cara strives to become an industry expert in coding and development. She has completed a coding Bootcamp at UCSD and is part of the San Diego Women Who Code community group. She believes that in order to meet client expectations, you must keep learning and networking. She loves to meet new people in her field because it helps her pick up on technology and algorithm updates.
For Cara, Web Design and Development means bringing people’s visions to life and revealing benefits they may not have realized before working with her.
Cara believes in having a strong work ethic and the highest level of integrity. Her top values are kindness, persistence, and loyalty. In her spare time, she enjoys watercolor painting, playing the ukulele (going on three years now), cooking, and off-road hiking. She also has a wide palette when it comes to food. Her favorite dishes include lumpia, sinigang, pancit, and Indian and Nepalese cuisines.
Wayward Kind: What’s your favorite way to start your day?
Cara: I start the day with a shower to wake me up and energize me. Breakfast and a cup of coffee are very important for me in the morning.
Wayward Kind: What’s on your bucket list that you want to do sooner than later?
Cara: As an adventure seeker, I’ve always wanted to bungee jump or skydive. I want certifications in web development and design, and have been thinking about pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science too!
Wayward Kind: If your life was made into a movie, who would play you? Why?
Cara: The real talk show host Jenny Mai. She has a very cool and friendly personality. I love that she’s outspoken and so knowledgeable as well!
Welcome to Wayward Kind, Cara! We’re happy to have you!
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