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Brina Lee is the first female engineer for Instagram, working on Android. Brina majored in Communications at UC San Diego as an undergrad, and began her first job at a startup in a marketing position. She quickly realized the company needed a website and taught herself to build it. She enjoyed coding and decided to pursue a CS degree. While taking the necessary classes to apply for a Masters program, she continued working part-time and later joined Yahoo! as an Interaction Designer. A year and a half later, after starting a CS Masters program at UCSD, she became a teaching assistant for Java classes and did software engineering internships at Google and Facebook. After joining Facebook full time and going through the onboarding program, she joined Instagram in 2013 as the first female engineer. She has been going to the Grace Hopper Celebration! of Women in Computing since 2010 and is attending again this year with Facebook.

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The Best Instagram Accounts to Follow for Girls in STEM

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.


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My Journey to Becoming Instagram's First Female Engineer

(4) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 1:27 PM

This week, more than 4,500 women from around the globe will descend on Minneapolis, Minn. for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists. That's right - thousands of elusive female coders in one place -- combining forces to learn from each other,...

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