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Sabio Fellow Sara Inés Calderón featured in June's Redbook Magazine

By Adriana - June 30, 2016 No Comments
Sara Inés Calderón graduated from Sabio cohort four back in December 2014. She has taken her talents to Texas and currently works as a front end developer for Curb. She's also a co-director of Women Who Code in Austin, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology.

Sara was recently featured in Redbook magazine's June issue discussing how financial risks can work especially if you are going to commit yourself to learning a new skill. Sara was motivated to learn how to code because of her experience being repeatedly laid off from media jobs. It's no secret that with media consolidation and the growth of digital media that journalists and content creators have had a difficult time weathering the job market. You can read the Redbook article here.


We recently had a chance to talk with Sara about how her financial situation has improved since learning how to code. She said, "I recently began my second tech job since graduating from Sabio and I'm probably the happiest I've ever been professionally. When I started my first tech job my starting salary matched my highest salary from media; a few months later I got a raise and began to earn more than I ever had. This new job added an extra $1,000 a month to my salary, which is to say, in one year my salary jumped almost $20,000 -- that would not have happened without Sabio."

Even though Sara is in Texas, she has remained close to the Sabio community. She has leaned on Sabio for advice as she transitioned from her first job into her second job, and she has been able to connect with her instructor about professional issues such as negotiating salary and handling situations on the job.

Sara said, "If there's anything I've learned in the past year it's that my decision to attend Sabio and learn to code was absolutely the best choice for me -- one of the best choices of my life actually."

Congrats Sara! Keep making us proud.

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