Student Story
Gabe Samaniego
UX Engineer
SimSpace Corporation
Video Transcript

I'm Gabe, I'm from Los Angeles, California. I got started at Lambda, in August 2018. I joined the web 14 cohort, I now work at SimSpace Corporation here in Boston, Massachusetts.

Before Lambda, I was pretty much just job hopping, I was working in downtown LA getting paid really low. I've actually never made anything more than 25 in a year.

When I discovered Lambda had already found different boot camps in LA. But the common thing was they needed about $10,000. upfront, what struck me was that "What I don't have to pay right away? I pay after, when I get a job making over 50? I'm in. I'm doing this."

I always promised myself that when I leave Lambda I don't want to say there's something else I could have done. And I'm happy to say like, when I accepted the offer, I really went all in, I can honestly say there wasn't anything more I could have done.

And the fact that I found what I love to do, late in life, I wish I had started way back when I was maybe 20, 18. I wish I knew when I was way younger, but I think that's also an advantage because now that I, I found it right.

It gives me like kind of gives me the motivation, the hunger to like catch up to where I would have been if I had started a long time ago. That's what drives me to keep getting better. You know, I feel really grateful to be in this position.

I get to work from home, I get to keep my job. I get to do something fun and get paid to do it. It was totally worth it.

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