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Prisha's path from YouTube vlogging to digital marketing

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Prisha Bathia from our London office, whose passion for creating YouTube videos led to an interest in digital marketing and eventually a full-time job helping customers at Google.Can you tell us a bit about yourself?One of my hobbies is filming videos for my YouTube...
Tags: Google, London, Youtube, Google Analytics, Googlers, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Google Customer Solutions, Prisha Bathia


Why we should rethink accessibility as customization

As a Technical Writer for Google Cloud who’s worked in this industry for more than 20 years, technology has had a big impact on my life. It led me to a job that I love, and it keeps me connected to co-workers, friends and family scattered around the world.But it also helps me to accomplish everyday tasks in ways many people might not realize. I have aniridia, a rare eye condition where the eyes are underdeveloped. Among other things, I’m light sensitive, have about 20/200 vision that isn’t corre...
Tags: Google, Accessibility, Googlers, Google Doc, Nicola Yap


Meet the Googler championing startups in Africa

Onajite Emerhor sits in her living room in Lagos, Nigeria, where she has been working since the start of the pandemic. “I did my hair and makeup myself this time,” she jokes, as she sits down with The Keyword for an interview about the blossoming startup scene in Africa and her role as Head of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa.It’s been an exciting few months for Onajite and her team. They had been preparing for the Google For Africa virtual event that took place on October 6, where alongsi...
Tags: Google, Africa, Entrepreneurs, United States, Fund, Googlers, Lagos Nigeria, Google in Africa, Nana Wereko-Brobby, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, Nana Opoku, Nana Opoku Agyeman Prempeh, Africa Medsaf, Vivian Nwakah, Vivian Nwakah Medsaf, Vivian Nwakah Tatenda Furusa


A Googler’s impact on future Latino leaders

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are, and career tips.Today’s post is about Monica Silva-Gutierrez, who shares how great mentors and mindfulness can sustain a professional journey, and how she is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.What do you do at Google?I lead strategy and operations for the Core Systems and Experiences team at Google, which is responsible for making sure our product...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, United States, Bill Clinton, San Antonio, Googlers, Monica, Diversity and Inclusion, Core Systems, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Monica Silva Gutierrez, Latinx Leadership Council


What made me want to fight for fair AI

My life has always involved centering the voices of those historically marginalized in order to foster equitable communities. Growing up, I lived in a small suburb just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and I was fortunate enough to attend Laurel School, an all-girls school focused on encouraging young women to think critically and solve difficult world problems. But my lived experience at school was so different from kids who lived even on my same street. I was grappling with watching families around ...
Tags: Google, La, Los Angeles, Research, CS, United States, New Jersey, Ai, Mike Brown, Oakland, UC Berkeley, Googlers, Princeton University, Mike, Capitol, CLEVELAND Ohio


How Hannah Frankl advocates for startups and inclusivity

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Hannah Frankl, who supports entrepreneurs around the world as a member of the Google for Startups team, and helps share disability-inclusive best practices as an inclusivity advocate.What’s your role at Google?I am a Global Product Marketing Manager for Google for S...
Tags: Google, New York, Los Angeles, University Of California Berkeley, Googlers, Bay Area, HANNAH, Google Careers, Google for Startups, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Disability Alliance, Hannah Frankl


How my recovery community helps keep me sober

When I joined Google as a site reliability engineer in 2018, I wasn’t a typical Noogler. I was 40 years old, seven years sober and starting my first-ever engineering job. At the time, I chose to be transparent to coworkers about my recovery from drugs and alcohol which was critical for my recovery. ThisNational Recovery Month I’m sharing my storyto convey how important finding a supportive community is to sobriety — both at work and outside of it.I’m thankful to work for a company that supports ...
Tags: Google, Mountain View, Las Vegas, Googlers, Centers for Disease Control CDC, National Recovery Month Google, Nick Arduini, ThisNational Recovery Month


A Sales Googler's passion for building communities

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s story is all about Saad Hamid, who’s based in Singapore. Saad shares his journey of starting the first Google Developer Group in his hometown of Islamabad, joining Google’s Developer Relations team, and landing his current role on our App Developer Sales team.What’s your role at Goog...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Pakistan, Islamabad, Googlers, Islamabad Pakistan, Saad, Google Developer Group, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Saad Hamid, Singapore Saad, Mountain View California Tell, Google Developers Programs, Google Doc Imagine


How this engineer's career break led her to Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Kiranmayi Bhamidimarri, a software engineer at our Bangalore office, who shares her story of joining Google after taking a year-and-a-half break from the workforce. What’s your role at Google?I am a software engineer for Google Cloud, where I work on Cloud Spanner – a dat...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Bangalore, Google Cloud, Carer, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Kiranmayi Bhamidimarri


5 things I learned from Google’s productivity expert

I’ve primarily worked remotely for the better part of the last decade, but when the pandemic sent everyone else home from the office, I struggled. Even though I was extremely familiar with working from home, I wasn’t used to spending all my free time at home, too. Like people everywhere, staying productive when the home became the office, and the gym, and the dog daycare, and the everything else was challenging.  Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor Laura Mae Martin Fortunately, I ...
Tags: Google, Molly, Googlers, Laura, Laura Mae Martin, Google Workspace


Komal Singh wants kids to see themselves in her books

In 2018, Komal Singh published “Ara the Star Engineer,” a children’s book about a little girl who becomes interested in coding. Komal, an engineering program manager at Google, wanted to give girls an example of what they could be. Since then, she’s been exploring ways technology can make books more diverse for kids. “I set up my own team and I was pitching my ideas,” she says. “It was like setting up a little startup of my own. And while I was going through this process of building and pitching...
Tags: Google, Molly, India, Googlers, Ara, DeeDee, Komal, Diversity and Inclusion, Ipek, Komal Singh, Ipek Konak, PageTwo Books, Maayan Ziv


This Googler’s team is making shopping more inclusive

There’s a lot to love about online shopping: It’s fast, it’s easy and there are a ton of options to choose from. But there’s one obvious challenge — you can’t try anything on. This is something Google product manager Debbie Biswas noticed, as a tech industry veteran and startup founder herself. “Historically, the fashion industry only celebrates people of a certain size and skin color,” she says. “This was something I wanted to change.”Debbie grew up in India and moved to the U.S. after she grad...
Tags: Google, India, Brazil, Ai, Google Shopping, Googlers, Debbie, Shopping & Payments, MJ Pham, Debbie Biswas


Preventing overdose: Google parents share their stories

Note - this blog post includes stories of loss, and may be upsetting for some readers.Google is committed to improving the lives of as many people as possible. This includes promoting awareness to prevent drug-related overdoses and deaths, and highlighting recovery support services for people in or seeking recovery from addiction. For parents like us who’ve lost children to drugs, this mission to help and heal families is deeply personal. We’ve chosen to share our stories today, which is Interna...
Tags: Google, Idaho, Google Maps, Googlers, Aidan, Lucas, Zion, Santa Cruz, Linus, Jan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Brennan, American Medical Association AMA, COVID, Brennan MullinJan Blom, Linus Linus


Finding belonging in Google's Aboriginal and Indigenous Network

In 2013, the Google Earth Outreach team reached out to me with a request. They had been invited to partner on a mapping project in western Canada, and were looking for a Googler who could contribute an Indigenous perspective on cultural protocol. They asked if I would  be interested in helping. “Absolutely!” was my immediate response. I’m  Kanien'kehá ka, (Mohawk) and there have been times in my life and my workplace where it felt like there wasn’t space for me to be Indigenous. This was a great...
Tags: Google, Maps, Australia, First Nations, Canada, New Zealand, Google Maps, Googlers, University Of Alberta, Iqaluit, Google Earth Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Wapikoni, Tara Rush, Mary Two Axe Earley, Indigenous Googlers


A crossword puzzle with a big purpose

Before the pandemic, Alicia Chang was working on a new project. “I was experimenting with non-traditional ways to help teach Googlers the AI Principles,” she says. Alicia is a technical writer on the Engineering Education team focused on designing learning experiences to help Googlers learn about our AI Principles and how to apply them in their own work.The challenge for Alicia would be how many people she needed to educate. “There are so many people spread over different locations, time zones, ...
Tags: Google, Education, Molly, Google Docs, Ai, Googlers, ALICIA, Alicia Chang, Engineering Education, Emoji Challenge


Growing Cloud in the Middle East with Dina Amin

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Dina Amin, the Head Of Cloud Marketing for the Middle East,Turkey and Africa. Dina is based out of our Dubai office, and has spent the past 15 years in the city after falling in love with it during a three-month stay. The Middle...
Tags: Google, Iraq, Middle East, Dubai, Jordan, Istanbul, Googlers, North Africa, Dina, Middle East Turkey, Google Cloud, dina Amin, Google in the Middle East, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Google Workspace


Why this engineer says you only need to be 80% ready

When she was a student at the University of Colorado, Bhavna Chhabra was invited to be a research assistant on a project — and it ended up changing her life. “I was supposed to go back to India and get married,” says Bhavna. “I wasn’t going to pursue computer science.” But the professor who asked her to participate in the project had shown her an article about Arati Prabhakar, who’d recently been appointed the head of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). “This completely change...
Tags: Google, Colorado, Molly, India, Arati Prabhakar, Googlers, Delhi India, Bhavna, Mike Schwartz, Google Boulder, Life at Google, University of Colorado Bhavna Chhabra, Googler Bhavna


How Olympians at Google handle hurdles at work

Clockwise, from top left: Kate Johnson, 2004 Olympics; Timothy Goebel, 2002 Olympics; Aleksandra Jarmolińska, 2020-2021 Olympics; Natalie Dell O’Brien, 2012 Olympics; Petri Kokko, 1994 Olympics; Matt Brittin, 1988 OlympicsProfessional athletes are resilience experts. They’re constantly pushing their minds and bodies to new limits, all while staying motivated to reach their goals and tackle new challenges. If you don’t believe me, ask Matt Brittin. Matt is Google’s President of EMEA Business and ...
Tags: Google, United States, Finland, Tokyo, Kate, Samuel Beckett, Googlers, Timothy, Matt, Natalie, Matt Brittin, Petri, Aleksandra, kate Johnson, Timothy Goebel, Life at Google


Persistence paid off for intern James Frater

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with James Frater, a business intern working virtually in London. Learn how James’s passion for equitable solutions and love of learning brought him to Google.What do you do at Google?I am a Business Development Representative Intern for Google Cloud working in the Europe, Mid...
Tags: Google, London, Caribbean, Googlers, Cic, James, Europe Middle East, Africa EMEA, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Student Programs, Amy Lynam, James Frater


We’re here, we’re loud, we’re disabled and proud

I discovered Disability pride only after going to a youth Disability conference where I learned —  for the first time — how it felt to be a part of the majority in the room. Now I try to create that experience for more disabled people.In addition to my marketing role where I work on naming our products, I’m also a lead on Google’s Disability Alliance employee resource group that is made up of thousands of Googlers. As part of this community, we advocate, build awareness, and share advice around ...
Tags: Google, London, India, Accessibility, Googlers, Hyderabad, London United Kingdom, Aubrie Lee, LIO, Diversity and Inclusion, Disability Alliance, Parinita Das, Lio Benz, Parinita, Google Lio


Google interns take on 2021

When I applied to be an intern at Google, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. But I knew what I was hoping for: a collaborative culture, to work on interesting new technology, and, of course, one of those colorful propeller hats. Still, I had no idea what part of the company I should work in, and I was worried about completing an entire internship remotely from my bedroom. I eventually was placed on the Global Communications and Public Affairs team — a specialty that was new to me. All my anxieti...
Tags: Google, Sarah, Googlers, Dana, João, Lino, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Life at Google, Google Video Partners, Student Programs, Julia Harter, LinoBerlin GermanyLino, DanaLos Angeles CaliforniaThroughout, Google Cloud Brazil


One engineer’s tips for getting into Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Akash Mukherjee, a Security Engineer at our Mountain View office, about what makes his work challenging and exciting.What do you do at Google?I’m a Security Engineer on the Chrome Browser Core Infrastructure team. My team makes sure that the infrastructure used to build a...
Tags: Google, Mountain View, Googlers, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Akash Mukherjee, Chrome Browser Core Infrastructure


Mental health trends & how they affect communities of color

Editor’s note: July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. To bring awareness to mental health, Asad Abdullah II — a Google engineer, trauma-informed meditation instructor and mental health advocate — chatted with licensed psychologist Dr. Ghynecee Temple about mental health trends, how they affect communities of color and ways to cope.  Search interest for anxiety reached a record high across the U.S. this year. As we begin to reintegrate into life after an exte...
Tags: Health, Google, Search, Googlers, Asad Abdullah II, Asad Abdullah, Ghynecee Temple, Ghynecee Temple of the Ladipo Group a Black, Dr Temple


Give it up for the woman who helps Googlers give back

Over the past month, Googlers around the world have virtually volunteered in their communities — from mentoring students to reviewing resumes for job seekers. It’s all a part of GoogleServe, our month-long campaign that encourages Googlers to lend their time and expertise to others. GoogleServe is just one of many opportunities employees have to give back, and one of the projects that Megan Colla Wheeler is responsible for running. As the lead for Google.org’s global employee giving and voluntee...
Tags: Google, Detroit, Googlers, Google.org, Megan, Alicia Cormie, The She Word, Megan Colla Wheeler


How Vicky Fernandez found her passion for leading teams

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Vicky Fernandez, who shares how she went from one of the very first employees at our office in Buenos Aires to a leader who manages multiple teams.What’s your role at Google? I work within Google’s ad sales business, where I manage the analysis, insights and optimiz...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Argentina, Latin America, Googlers, Buenos Aires, Google in Latin America, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Vicky Fernandez


How competing unlocked this intern's coding passion

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Livia Seibert, a software engineer intern working virtually in Pennsylvania. Find out how a fun coding competition with her dad led her to becoming an intern at Google.What do you do at Google?I’m a software engineering intern. I’m working on a command line tool that auto...
Tags: Google, Pennsylvania, Googlers, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Student Programs, Amy Lynam, Livia Seibert


Why this Google engineer is teaching students to code

San Francisco-based Googler Ernest Holmes first started coding when he was in high school. “From then on, I was hooked and knew I wanted to become an engineer,” he says. By the time he was a freshman at Morehouse College, Ernest was participating in the Google in Residence program (GIR). That program introduced him to the Google internship program which he took part in for three consecutive summers before joining us as a full-time engineer.Early exposure to coding helped set Ernest up for succes...
Tags: Google, Python, San Francisco, Googlers, Ernest, William Bell, Ernest Holmes, Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCUs, Christina Carmichael, Morehouse College Ernest, CodeHouse, Michelle Asamoah


How Joy Jackson prepared for her Google interview

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Joy Jackson, a data center technician on the global server operations team, who shares how she went from studying to be a graphic designer to discovering a passion for IT and joining the Google data center team.What’s your role at Google?I am currently a data center...
Tags: Google, Virginia, Googlers, Charlotte, Joy, Charleston, Art Institute, Charleston South Carolina, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Joy Jackson, Global Server Operations


Why coming to Google was a package deal for Belle Sun

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Belle Sun, one of the Googlers behind the packaging design for Google products. Belle deep dives into her role and shares how her career has taken her from Shanghai to the U.S. and from working on baby products to high tech.What’s your role at Google?As a Packaging ...
Tags: Google, Shanghai, Belle, Googlers, Shanghai China, Google Nest Google, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Belle Sun, BuyBuy Baby


Two Googlers meet for the first time at I/O

Mike Pegg has never missed an I/O. “There’s a magic about it,” he says. “It’s sort of like seeing Google come to life, right?” Mike leads Developer Relations for the Google Maps Platform team, and when we spoke via Google Meet a few days before I/O, he was gearing up to present at the conference from his Bay Area home. Gearing up, literally.“My tech check for my AMA will happen...right here,” he says looking around his desk at home. “I literally had a suitcase sent to me with all my camera gear ...
Tags: Google, Molly, San Francisco, Mountain View, Googlers, Bay Area, Ama, Mike, Inside Google, Lamon, Google Maps Platform, Life at Google, Mike Pegg, Lamon Bethel, Mike Lamon, Lamon '' Mike