Bianca Jemsten

I’ve worked and studied across a number of different geographies.

I started out my life in Germany but since my parents are originally from Sweden, we moved back there when I was ten years old. In high school I ran a small business with a couple of friends, which lead me to apply to a business focused university. I then ended up earning a dual degree in International Business and Finance from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington D.C.

After completing my studies in the states, I still didn’t feel quite fulfilled by the prospect of moving into the finance industry. So, to give myself some time to think it through, I booked a one-way ticket to Argentina. Whilst I was there I met some software engineers working remotely. They encouraged me to start coding despite my non-existent technical background. This event triggered a love of coding and snowballed into spending endless hours teaching myself to code through online tutorials. Going from International Business and Finance to coding was quite a leap but definitely worth the experience and learning curve. I came across an intensive 3—month bootcamp in web development at General Assembly in London. I was thrilled at the prospect of learning a variety of frameworks so I immediately signed up and took part. When the course ended I began working at Publicis Sapient, a digital transformation agency. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects, up-skill in a variety of technologies and most importantly become involved in the tech community both internally and outside the office.