- What Problem She's Solving: Helping men buy better gifts for their significant others.
- First job: Family-owned party store
- Favorite city she has visited: Salzburg, Austria
- Erinn in three words: Attentive, weird, beer-drinker
Erinn makes people smile, one gift at a time. See how.
Why are you at Starter School?
I wanted to change what my career options would be in the future and knew this was the perfect place to change everything.
What's one thing that you have been surprised by at Starter School?
I've been surprised about how much we are learning every day - it's kind of an absurd amount of information.
Is there one experience that stands out for you at Starter School?
All of the teachers are very helpful but one teacher in particular asked me to email him after class. Once I followed up with him, he responded quickly and was happy to make an introduction for me. It was way above anything that I would have expected.
What was day 1 of Starter School like?
Basically everything that I knew about coding, we covered in Day 1 and that really set the pace for Starter School.
How do you explain Starter School to your friends, family, and/or significant others?
It's actually quite hard to explain Starter School! I will typically say things along the lines of "It's a nine-month school and I'll learn how to design and code." But, that barely scratches the surface of what we are learning day-to-day.
What makes Starter School different than other classes/schools you've been to?
The students are beyond willing to help one another and collaborate. There is always someone around that can help and teach you something.
What would you say to someone interested in joining Starter School?
If you have the slightest inkling that this is something you are interested in, then apply and interview to get a better idea of what you would be getting yourself into.
What's something you've done in your life that you're most proud of?
Quit my job to join Starter School. I wouldn't describe myself as a risk taker but I'm beyond happy with my decision.