21st Century Women Technologists: Sara Recondo

New episode in our series of interviews with female technologists. This time we introduce you to our colleague Sara. Recently graduated in Telecommunication Technology Engineering this woman from Vigo is doing her professional internship in the Advanced Communications area at Gradiant. Roller skating, photography or music are just some of our partner’s hobbies, as well as her passion for technology. Sara plays violin and guitar, although she also loves writing and snorkeling in her free time if the weather conditions are good.

What did you want to do when you were younger?

Like everyone else, I passed through several stages but I remember wishing I was an astronaut or a journalist for a long time.

Why did you choose technology for your future?

The truth is I’ve always been curious about how things work. Since I was a little girl I liked to do small circuits and try to fix any device broken down at home.

What are you currently working on?

Currently I am doing my internship at the Advanced Communications area where I work in detection of audio anomalies in multimedia streams. The purpose is to allow the automatic quality analysis of the received signal to take decisions for improving it when not expected, very useful issues in sectors such as communications.

What do you like most about your job?

What I like most about my job is the challenge of solving problems. In that sense algorithm design process is one of my favorites as it is the most creative.

Who is your female reference in the world of technology?

I don’t really have a real reference but I would like to mention a book called Women in Tech, because before I found out about it I probably couldn’t give out any real contemporary feminine names for the sector. Thanks to this project – where women technologists who are currently working tell their experiences – I learned about Ivanel Pérez Bolivar’s professional vision and his definition of “creative engineering” I loved.

How do you imagine your career in technology? What would you like to get at?

Technology is changing more quickly, so I hope that my professional career will allow me to continue to be passionate about this change and to work for it in different branches that I am interested in. Currently, my preferences are focused on audio and acoustics, being this the field in which I most want to continue learning and growing but in the future… who knows?

What would you say to the technologists of the future?

I would say to the women technologists not to underestimate their role in the sector and to the men technologists to really get involved in equality issues, because it is a challenge for everyone and for everyone. I would also tell them not to lose the human role of technology, which was born to make people’s lives easier.