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Jerry Tapia


Currently living in

Los Angeles, California, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipShort Term ContractLong Term EmployeeCo-op

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

Being a neurodivergent individual has helped through the hyperfocus that tends to accompany people with ADHD (albeit sometimes on the wrong things). When I find something I love, I tend to dedicate a lot of myself to it -- and software engineering has become something that I've grown very fond of within the last couple of years. Attending a program to hone those skills allowed me to take the love and interest that I already had for this subject matter, and apply it in a professional setting. I was able to take on tasks that I had not faced before such as learning new technologies as well as learning how to work seamlessly in teams using communicative tools such Slack and Trello in order to maintain an efficient ticketing system for task management.

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyAdaptabilityLogical ReasoningAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Environments I'm comfortable with

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


Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2015 to 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor's degree - Sociology