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Chelsea Lipson (She/her)


Currently living in

Oak Park, California, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

About Me


I am a recent graduate and SEIR (Software Engineering Immersive Resident) from Hack Reactor looking to become a software engineer. I also majored in Psychology at California Lutheran University.

Ideal Workplace Values

I want a queer-friendly, woman-friendly workplace where I can create software that helps people and makes a difference.

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My autism and ADHD allow me to hyperfocus and treat what I need to get done as a puzzle to solve. My hyperempathy and history of being bullied for my differences allows me to be in tune with others' emotions and be understanding of their needs.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationActive ListeningStrategic ThinkingReliabilityLogical Reasoning

Inclusion Essentials


Send Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesDaily RemindersConcise InstructionsWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsRecorded Tasks & MessagesChunking Large Amounts of ContentNoise-cancelling HeadphonesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetSupport Group for StressSupport with Self-Advocacy

Environments I'm comfortable with

Loud noises
Standing for long periods
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)


Check out my work

Working since Jun 2022

Software Engineering Immersive Resident - Galvanize/Hack Reactor

I mentored 70+ students through technical support, office hours, and social events within a remote learning environment

ReactJavaScriptData StructuresDebugging
Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020

Substitute Teacher-Paraeducator - Palmdale School District

Assisted children both with and without special needs with learning and behavioral goals

Worked for 3 years, 1 months from Jan 2016 to Jan 2019

Behavior Instruction - Passport to Adaptive Living

Followed evidence-based practices to create goals for children and adults with special needs ● Utilized software to track data on clients’ behavioral progress to help them accomplish their goals ● Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to utilize a holistic approach in achieving client's behavioral goals

Education and Credentials

Attended for 1 year or less from 2021 to 2021

Software Engineering Immersive - Hack Reactor


Attended for 3 years from 2012 to 2015

California Lutheran University

Bachelor's degree - Psychology