vanessa espirito santo

About Me

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Early years

I was born in Portugal in 1989 in Santa Cruz, a little village by the sea, not very far from the country's capital, Lisbon. I had a happy childhood, full of freedom and fun.

Moving out

At 18, I moved to Lisbon to get my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, which I completed in 2010. I always aspired to become independent so as soon as I finished my degree I started looking for a job.

I worked as a customer assistant in a bank - CGD, SA - for 6 years, most of that time also studying by night to get 2 more Post Graduates in the fields of Finance and Accounting.

Moving abroad

2016 was a big year for me. I realised that I had a lot of other interests that I hadn't yet explored professionally, such as web development and user experience.

More than that, I wanted to travel and work abroad so I decided to quit my reliable, stable job, got a VISA to Australia and off I went!

My year in Australia was fruitful. I found a new job and am currently working for a small recruiting company. Now, small companies usually require that employees do a little bit of everything. I started out as an office assistant helping out with processes and accounting but was fortunate enough that my boss was interested in getting a new website! Right there and then I saw the opportunity to start accomplishing my goal of learning web development.

Moving around

Since 2017 I've been working remotely and travelling across the globe, sharing this adventure with my better half. I've launched the company's new website and am currently working on streamlining its processes, automating as much as I can.

I keep on learning and challenging myself every day!