Every Fearless team member has a balancing act of responsibilities when it comes to work and their personal life.
But team member Sierra Seabrese is the only employee carrying a full high school workload in addition to working at the company.
Sierra is our youngest team member but in the less than 6 months she’s been with us she has made a huge impact on everyone at Fearless.
We got to know Sierra through the Digital Harbor Foundation. She is a senior at the Digital Harbor High School and is very involved with the DHF Tech Center. Fearless founder Delali Dzirasa met Sierra through her mentors, Andrew Coy and Shawn Grimes. He saw how talented Sierra was and is, and kept asking her to join Fearless until she decided to give it a shot.
“I’ve always been involved in tech but not software building and testing like this now. I’ve been with Fearless for about a few months and I’m starting to do a lot more and I really like it,” she said.
In addition to working at our Spark Baltimore office after school, Sierra also likes to hang out at the White House. In 2015 Sierra presented at the White House Science Fair. While most of us see junk when they looking at an old instrument, Sierra turned an abandoned piano into a digital jukebox. The salvaged piano from the South Baltimore Rec Center was fitted with electronic components to be brought to life again. The piano keys no longer played singular notes but selected songs from a Spotify playlist.
And if she isn’t talented enough, Sierra also dabbles in photography. When she isn’t working at Fearless, going to school, or getting ready for college you can often find her at Patapsco State Park taking photos of nature.
Hear from Sierra herself, check out her presentation at the Make It Work Conference in 2016.