Natasha Elisa Jimenez

Software Consultant

I am passionate about advocating for social change and believe technology can be a powerful tool for use in catalyzing positive change. Before joining ThoughtWorks I worked as a translator and organizer for Justicia for Migrant Workers, an organization that promotes the rights of temporary agricultural foreign workers in Canada. In 2013 I facilitated social justice solidarity delegations to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic for King's College, learning from and working with marginalized populations.

As a ThoughtWorks Software developer, I work with mobile technology to aid migrant and refugee communication. I traveled to Turkey for the World Humanitarian Summit and visited two refugee camps in Greece, on my journey to gain insight into the current refugee crisis. I hope to see a larger convergence of the tech and humanitarian communities in the struggle to end human suffering.

The Interview

The most interesting thing I've learned on the job is

how to work effectively in teams, both co-located, distributed, and cross-organizational. ThoughtWorks has expanded my understanding about so many awesome techniques, tools, and mental models to ease communication, facilitate effective meetings, and pair remotely among other things.

The thing I love most about my work is

getting to meet so many other passionate, interesting, empathic technologists, and getting to learn from them.

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

the US, Istanbul, Pune, Austin and Greece.