Daisy, both an alumnus and the current Program Director of Code the Dream, moved to the U.S. from Ghana at the age of four. By virtue of being the eldest child in her family and a first generation immigrant to America, her life was difficult.The expectations placed upon her to attend college immediately after high school were high. Growing up, she always felt different from the rest of her friends and felt limited by her background. As an adult, she stumbled upon an article about tech careers and the benefits they offer, including well-paying positions and a flexible work schedule. From that point on, her interest in coding had taken root. Soon after, she discovered and applied to Code the Dream, where she typed her first line of code while juggling her role as a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful children. Within a year, she landed a full time job at Duke University as a software developer through countless hours of hard work, determination, and the support she received from Code the Dream. She is now back with Code the Dream to ensure that current and future students receive that same kind of support to achieve their dreams.