After years of tumble weeding around different career paths and college majors, Dominique (Dom) DeGuzman turned a college job fixing personal computers into a career in software development. She identifies her career path as community & self-taught in engineering and development, with a background in comedy and public speaking. After years of tinkering, curiosity and linux administration, Dom jumped into software and tools development. Now as an Infrastructure Engineer focused on Identity & Access Management at Twilio, she focuses on Infrastructure as a Service tooling including, infrastructure security, credential and identity management and developer productivity tools.
Alongside development, Dom is one of the founding members of Twilio’s diversity and inclusion initiative and separately runs a group called “Diversity Advocates” , a group that focuses on helping companies become better inclusive environments for all employees. She spends her non-engineering time traveling speaking about the importance of diversity, culture and inclusion, battling brogrammer culture and impostor syndrome, and encouraging more underrepresented minorities in the field to pursue a future in STEM.