Ellein Chen AppNexus

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Ellein Cheng

Ellein Cheng left her career for four and a half years to raise her children. Ellein was a high-school math teacher, and held a career as a market risk analyst before that. When she started her Path Forward returnship as a product support specialist, not only did she re-start her career, but she changed it completely. She is now a full-time product specialist at AppNexus. How long were you actively…

Anne Smith Cloudera

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Anne Smith

Anne Smith has 28 years of software engineering experience. After taking a three-year career break to spend time with her teenage children, she re-entered the workforce through a returnship at Cloudera. Despite the fact that Anne had not worked in a hands-on engineering environment for a few years, her understanding of software engineering concepts made her an excellent fit as a project manager within the Quality Engineering team as an…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Trisha Almeida

Name:  Trisha Almeida Company and position title: Demandbase, I started as a solutions consultant and was hired full-time as a project manager. What did you do before taking a break? I worked as a project manager in IT. I started my career as an engineer, grew into an analyst position, and when I quit I was working as a project manager. How many years of experience did you have before your…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Viviana Bhandari

Name: Viviana Bhandari Company and position title: Demandbase, software engineer. What did you do before taking a break? I was living in Costa Rica where I worked as a customer service rep for call centers for different companies. I moved to the US for my husband’s career and I wasn’t able to get a work visa right away so I used the time to finish my degree. How many years…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Swati Udas

Name: Swati Udas Return to Work Internship position (and company) Software Engineer Career past life (What did you do?): Software Developer How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was home for 2 years with my newborn daughter. What was your experience trying to find a job before the program? It was challenging to get back in the flow of things. I…

TriciaSlovacek

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Tricia Slovacek

Name: Tricia Slovacek What was your returnship position at Return Path? I was a Software Engineer in the Data Pipeline group. In your career past life, what did you do? I have experience as a weather modeling and verification software engineer, magnetic recording I/O firmware engineer, and I/O control systems software engineer. How long were you out of the workforce? 11 years What do you do each day as a returnee at…

Lee Nolan

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Lee Ann Nolan

Lee Ann Nolan, Software Engineer in Email Fraud Protection (EFP)—an online service that gives Return Path customers the ability to protect their subscribers from phishing and other email threats. By using EFP to protect their subscribers, Return Path customers protect and enhance their reputation and their brand. Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my sons, I was a software developer working on device drivers and…