Anna Zelenka

Software Engineer


At Google, we organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. I use software to solve problems in smart ways.

Using my mind, making decisions about how to write the best solutions, working with passionate people, and seeing myself grow because the work is challenging; this is what I love about the work I do.

* Writing code for implementation * Designing best code solutions * Meeting with people on my team and on other teams to understand project requirements and figure out how to implement smart solutions

* ALWAYS focused on challenging myself ONLY in the things I actually liked -- sometimes it takes time to figure out what you like * focused on classes I found interesting in middle and high school * went to college, chose a major I liked, and focused on my studies * throughout college, 3 internships, 1 at a startup and 1 at a big company * last semester of college, spent time applying for jobs

I'm not sure! Right now I'm investing in myself long-term, so I'm not too concerned!

Reading books and short stories, cooking and baking things like waffles :), walking and running outside, spending time with family, and making Spotify playlists.

“Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do." -- Kristen Wiig