“I’m originally from Cuba. I came to the United States on my 16th birthday.
I've had all kinds of different jobs. I like to solve problems but whenever I solved them I moved on. I didn't find happiness and didn't think I had purpose. In Miami a hurricane came in and I lost my job. I had to file bankruptcy. I just thought, what the heck, I'm going to reinvent myself.
I didn't have the money to go back to school. I liked to make websites and I did some coding, but I didn’t feel good enough until I went through Lambda.
When I started Lambda my wife was in Cuba, so I had to support her while she was on her way to the US, which is a very expensive ordeal for immigration papers and travel. I got a job as a security officer cause I could do it at night while studying. It was not easy, but I used that time to study and expand my knowledge.
Now I'm a Software Engineer for Availity. People see me different and ask me for advice because I've succeeded.