vanessa espirito santo

About Me

Early years

I was born in Portugal in 1989 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 Finance and Accounting.

Moving abroad

2016 was a big year. I wanted to travel and work abroad so I quit my reliable, stable job, got a VISA to Australia and off I went!

My year in Australia was golden. I found a new job in a small medical recruiting company. I started out as an office assistant, managing processes and accounting. Then, I found out that my boss wanted a new website for the company. Right there and then I saw the opportunity to start learning web development and volunteered to do it!

Moving around

Since late 2017 I've been working remotely and travelling across the globe, sharing this adventure with my better half. Since then, I've launched the company's new website and helped streamline processes by building a back-office for bookings management, automating as much as I could.

In 2020 I attended an intensive 9-week web dev bootcamp at Le Wagon to learn Ruby more in depth. I'm currently looking for a position as a web developer in a challenging and creative environment within a team that encourages learning to develop innovative products.