Member of the Month: Cindy Onyekwelu

Member of the Month: Cindy Onyekwelu

Name: Cindy Onyekwelu
Company: General Motors
Role: Java Software Developer

 

      1. What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?
        After I graduated college last spring, I was offered a full-time job to work for General Motors’ IT innovation center as a software developer in Austin, Texas last June 2018 ! I have here for about 9 months so far! 🙂
      2. How did you get connected to AYC?
        I got connected to AYC, through hearing about it from some members within the Project Management Institute Chapter Austin Members monthly meetings and wanted to joined every since then!
      3. What are you involved with in AYC AND what is your favorite part of AYC?
        I hope to get more involved with volunteering for AYC events and my favorite part of the events AYC host that I look forward to attending are the networking social events ! For example, Casino Social, Coffee Connection and more !
      4. Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?
        You can find me brunching at the Domain on a Saturday at Gloria’s or either at Jack Allen’s with friends and family!
      5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
        Mind reading, I enjoy knowing what others are thinking. I would use it in upgrading my marketing strategy to figure out faster what consumers are going through while using products I create. This would help me gain 100% of honest feedback on products throughout their iteration cycle for me to edit it to the best of my abilities.
      6. If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?
        Jack Dorsey, The CEO of Square and the Original founder of Twitter, he’s super chill and I would love to bounce creative ideas off of his brain to learn more how I could be just as successful as him someday! He was even nice enough to take a selfie with me at the Grace Hopper Conference when I was sophomore in college! #Twitter
      7. If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?
        Water Paddling at Lady Bird Lake !
      8. If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?
        I would be in my bedroom binge watching “Hap and Leonard” or “Shameless” on Netflix with tons of junk food !
      9. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
        I code, model and travel ! Check out my IG @Cindy_Lou.Who for more information!
      10. What technology could you not live without?
        My cellphone, I use it everyday !
      11. Who inspires you?
        Michelle Obama, She’s an amazing role model and she values education as much as I do ! I have read her book called “Becoming Michelle” twice already ! I hope to grow up to be just as awesome as her someday! She’s very relatable and humble as well with a born passion in helping others better their own lives for the better anyway she can. 🙂
      12. What is your proudest accomplishment?
        Being the first one out of my family to graduate from college on a full-ride scholarship in Computational Economics from Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California ! #FirstGeneration
      13. If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
        Singapore, the majority of my closest friends from studying abroad, live there and I really do miss them all ! The food is great there and their country is the cleanest, well put together country I have ever seen in my life ! I like structure and when I was study abroad there 2 years ago for 6 months, I loved every minute of it !
      14. I want to learn how to…?
        Swim, I never got around to learning how to swim as a kid and no one else in my family can swim either! I have realized it’s a very important life skill to learn!
      15. Pick:
        Soup or Salad?
        Soup
        Indoors or Outdoors?  
        Outdoors
        Winter or Summer?  
        Summer
        Tea or Coffee?
        Tea
        Mountains or Beach?
        Beach
      16. Favorite Drink?
        Long Tall Island Iced Tea
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