Stephanie Soto joins Merit America as an enthusiastic Software Engineer who loves creating solutions which make her colleagues lives easier. With over a decade in the trade, Stephanie has lived in and out of the fast lane using open sourced tools to solve interesting problems. Stephanie’s education background in Sociology, a few years in Army Intelligence, and a gentle nudge into Software Engineering shows that no one’s path into programming needs to be straight. She has mentored with various groups such as America Needs You, Built By Girls, and Hour Of Code to help shape a future with more diverse backgrounds in the tech space.
Outside of work you can find her in her garden or obsessing over one of her many house plants. She enjoys puzzles, games, dog cuddles, hiking and watching the LOTR movies for the hundredth time. Her house is always full of dogs or children and she adores the warmer seasons of her Northern Illinois home.