I'm a Computer Engineer, Full-Stack Web Developer, Small Business Owner
and Startup Founder
My Bachelor's and Master's degrees were both in Electrical Engineering, from Northwestern University and Rice University, respectively. I mention this and some of the things on this page only because it matters to some people. I personally don't think educational achievements, where we work(ed) and titles should be the basis of how we network.
I have a diverse set of skills in engineering, programming, operations, online marketing and online advertising gained from 10 years working for Texas Instruments
on embedded software and embedded hardware, and 10+ years helping to start and grow a family business
(booking agency for teachers
), an online worldwide C2C marketplace tech startup LRNGO.com
, and an innovative American English speaking and pronunciaton course
I love working with my hands, and my hobbies include playing the piano
, making crafts and making foods that are delicious and healthy.
In my spare time, I help organize the Houston Language Partners
group and enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 kids and playing and learning new boardgames. One of my favorite boardgames is 10 Days in Asia
. Like all moms, I'm an expert multitasker, capable of meal prep and cooking while washing and folding laundry for the family and cleaning the house simultaneously. I am a proponent of waiting as long as possible before introducing a smartphone to a child. See Wait Until 8th
You can find me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/mandybrake
, and on Twitter at @TechStartupMom