Spokeo is proud to introduce each of the five interns participating in the inaugural Spokeo internship program. For more details about the program visit: Introducing the Spokeo Interns. To inquire about participating in future internship programs please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Lea Coligado
Nickname: “The Ref”
School: Stanford University
Major: Computer Science
Expected Graduation: Summer of 2016
Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars
Career Aspirations: I really want to encourage women to not only hold their own, but thrive in tech careers. In regards to my future career, I hope to teach girls, from a young age, that coding is a fun and comfortable option and emotionally support the women with whom I work.
Best Spokeo moment so far? The company dinner at Manna Korean Barbecue. It was nice (and hilarious) getting to know my co-workers outside of the work environment. The people here at Spokeo are genuinely down-to-earth, approachable people, and I appreciate the fact I’ve been able to come to them for a lot of questions.
Do you have any advice for next year’s interns? Make daily and long-term goals. Before I started documenting what I wanted to accomplish for the day, it was easy to get off-track, but now I choose what I want to focus on, in a structured, efficient way. Goal-making has also helped me evaluate what’s important to me, so it also keeps aspiration on-track.