Izabella Lee is an East Asian woman in the tech industry. She is passionate about data, education, coffee, theology, and music, not necessarily in that order. You can follow her at her blog and on Twitter @adventureorchid.
I grew up valuing a type of success that looked like this: a stable career, a stable family, with a good spouse and well-behaved kids, and enough money to take care of me, my offspring, and my parents for the rest of our lives. I was also raised to maximize my “status” or my “influence,” including an education at the right type of school, leading to the right kind of career and the right amount of salary.
In college, I spent countless hours studying: polishing essays, working through complex derivations, learning new vocabulary. In the busyness, I was often drawn back to the greatest commandment: “Honor the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” I wondered especially about honoring God with my mind.