Meet a Codefresher

Sharon Chitayat

Field Marketing & Engagement Coordinator – California, US

What was your very first job?

I worked at a local bagel shop down the street from my parents’ house. Before any New Yorkers ask, it was a steamed-bagel bagel shop, and I am a steamed-bagel person. Disgraceful, I know.

How did you get into your current job or field?

My journey has been a bit random, but here goes: I started my career off as a Paralegal Assistant in the Patent Department of a Boston-local law firm, Choate, Hall & Stewart. In that role, I had the opportunity to pick up a lot of unique side projects that really helped shape the way I think. To this day, I’m a total Patent & IP nerd! After a few years, I ended up transitioning into Project Management, but ultimately felt confined by the rules that governed both roles. From focusing on tracking government deadlines and project deadlines, I really wanted to move into a position where I could focus on exercising my creativity. That led me to apply for the Field Marketing Coordinator role at Codefresh, and here I am!

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?

I have an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and worked in an Organic lab for my senior year of college.

What is your favorite activity or hobby that you enjoy outside of work?

I love trying new desserts, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. I recently did a cross-country road trip from New York to California (Northern route) and got to see so many new places! I plan to do at least part of the Southern route later this year.

What is your best memory or favorite thing about working at Codefresh?

I have a lot of good memories after only working here for 5 months, but one of my favorites was probably during our holiday happy hour. The People Team organized a white elephant gift exchange event where I won tarot cards! I haven’t had the best luck with gift exchanges in the past, and I’ve always wanted a tarot deck, so needless to say, I was super excited when the game finished and I still had them in my hands. I ended up spending a good portion of that evening giving (albeit amateur) readings and trying to analyze my colleagues’ past, present, and future. Luckily enough, we all have incredibly prosperous futures! I think…