“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
Elyse Swoverland is a Senior Software Engineer at Sallie Mae where she works on both their Android and iOS apps. She graduated with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Purdue University in 2010. In 2015 she decided to change careers and follow her passion, technology. It was through Eleven Fifty Academy that she was able to successfully make this career transition. Prior to joining Sallie Mae, she spent two years working as a Mobile Developer at Eleven Fifty Consulting.
Elyse is enthusiastic about keeping up to date with the newest technologies and enjoys mentoring kids who are passionate about technology as well. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog Stewie, spending time with family, and following the Indiana Pacers & New Orleans Saints.
Growing up, her gender was never part of the discussion when talking about all the things she could achieve in life. Elyse wants to be able to give that same kind of encouragement to others who may have had a different experience in their lives. She has stood on the shoulders of those who came before her and now she wants to be that solid foundation for others.
Elyse's goal for Women & Hi Tech is to see the mentorship initiatives grow even more.