Elizabeth Unruh is a self-taught programmer living in San Jose, California.




In college, Elizabeth worked for several nonprofits including Students For Liberty and Young Americans For Liberty, organizing conferences and on campus events with hundreds of attendees and overseeing the blog team as the blogging content manager for SFL as part of the North American Executive Board.


Since graduating from Kansas State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, Elizabeth went on to complete formal paralegal certification at the Center For Advanced Legal Studies studying litigation, corporate and family law. During and after the completion of the CALS program, Elizabeth worked for several years as a corporate immigration paralegal in Santa Clara, CA, juggling an average of 250 PERM cases for several large silicon valley tech clients along with various other greencard and NIV matters.


In doing so, Elizabeth acquired over a decade of experience in delivering exceptional customer service and balancing competing demands with aplomb. While working in immigration law, she discovered a love for programming including front end development and design, watching tutorials, reading stack overflow and coding with any free time on the weekends and evenings after work. In August 2017, Elizabeth made the decision to pursue computer engineering and programming as a career, making acquiring knowledge a full time job in the hopes of being career-ready within a year of dedicating herself entirely to learning. As of October 2017, Elizabeth has gained experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, and Python, and has worked with a variety of APIs including Twitch TV, Wikipedia, and Apixu's weather API. She intends to continue fervently learning, with the goal of acquiring extensive knowledge of frontend and backend development and design and becoming a Software Engineer.