Blossoming Technologist

Blossoming Technologist

A podcast for young professionals in tech discovering skills, careers, and tips for the tech industry. How do you get an internship? Which career paths exist? Every week, Marisa interviews a young professional to learn about their career and path in tech.

Recent Episodes

Sept. 26, 2022

49. Replay: Landing a Top-Tier Internship with Alexandra Foote

How do you get an internship at a top tech company? Once you secure the internship, how do you make the most of that experience? Meet Alexandra Foote, a product manager at Microsoft and career coach helping students secure in...

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Sept. 19, 2022

48. Replay: Security Doesn't Need to be Complicated with Sara Diaz

What does a career in security look like? Why is security crucial for everyone to understand? Meet Sara Diaz, the Information Security Lead for ThoughtWorks North America. After starting her career as a quality analyst, she m...

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Sept. 12, 2022

47. Replay: Going to Grad School with Stephen Sam

What’s it really like to get a master’s degree? How does the workload compare to a bachelor’s degree? Learn from Stephen Sam, a Cloud and LexMobile Solutions Software Developer at LexMark. Stephen recently graduated from the ...

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Sept. 5, 2022

46. Replay: Shaping Your Software Engineering Career with Victoria Ki…

How do you shape a career you love? Why should you pursue software engineering especially if you don't want to sit behind a computer all day? Meet Victoria Kirst, an incoming software engineer at The Browser Company, former s...

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Aug. 29, 2022

45. Replay: Prioritizing Mental Health with Mahmoud Khedr

How can your job impact your mental health? What can you do to make your mental health a priority? Today's episode features Mahmoud Khedr, the Co-Founder and CEO of FloraMind, an organization that develops tools to guide youn...

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Aug. 22, 2022

44. The Importance of Breaks

Why is it important to take breaks? In this short solo episode, Marisa talks about the benefits of taking a break. This will also be the last new episode before a short break where we'll be replaying some favorite episodes …

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About the Host

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Marisa Hoenig


Marisa is the founder of Blossoming Technologist and a senior software developer at Thoughtworks. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a computer science degree and lives in Denver, CO. In November 2020, Marisa decided to launch this podcast to help young professionals figure out their careers in tech. She wants to teach others that software development isn't the only tech career as well as the power of learning from those only a few steps ahead.