I grew up in Colorado and studied mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, so the Bay Area was the last place I ever thought I’d be working. Couple that with the fact that I’m working at a rapidly growing fintech company—and not on a mine site in Nevada—and you could say I’ve had a bit of a different start to my career than others in my graduating class! While the Bay Area may not seem like the ideal place for someone who studied mining, the innovation and fast-paced life here has exposed me to new ways of thinking. For example, where else can you have food delivered out of a moving car (Uber Eats), order food from a futuristic machine (eatsa), and be so inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit that you start a funny t-shirt company (theFrugalLyfe.com)? And I love that in my work I get to bring two seemingly opposite worlds together to help push the mining industry forward.
– Brandon, Product Management / Mining