Meet Nyasha Green. She grew up right outside Columbia, South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks) and graduated with a degree in African-American Studies. She was able to get her start in coding with freecodecamp.org and also a program called Techhire that sought to help underrepresented people in tech. With the help of her mentors, she was able to become a figure in the WordPress community.
Nyasha is a part of the engineering team. She gets to build out new projects but also assist with fixing existing ones. Sometimes she even gets to break projects as well. A typical day involves checking her calendar and putting together an outline for her day. Seeing which issues/fixes are top priority, and doing research to make sure things are fixed. Outside of her full time she also some days has podcasting or course writing to do for her educational videos
Nyasha’s favorite project is a huge family tree website and database she is working on. Coming from a very large family, she has done genealogy work since she was 13. Now she is digitizing all of her research online so that her members can view it in an accessible way and so that the world can learn more about her interesting family.
five Questions with Nyasha Green.
Describe yourself in 3 words
“Funny, Adventurous, Kind”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I love traveling, cooking, eating, watching movies, reading books, karaoke, Kpop and meeting new people.“
Do you have any special talents?
“I am 6’2 and learned through one of my data nerd friends that it makes me taller than 99% of women in the United States.”
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited?
“I’ve traveled a lot but one place that is very near and dear to me. In South Carolina there is a healing spring. It is believed to have magical healing properties and people from all over come to fill up on the fresh drinking water.”
What's something awesome about you that no one else knows?
“I was featured in Time magazine for creating one of the best memes of 2020.”