Stephanie Simon

Startup Cofounder to Software Engineer, Earnest
Coming from a liberal arts background, I felt very comfortable thinking big picture, but felt less adept at more detailed, systems thinking. I think that being able to do both now is valuable no matter what path I continue taking.
September 2006 - June 2010
Stephanie graduates from Scripps College

She earns her BA in Political Psychology and on the Dean’s List.

September 2013 – May 2015
After working as a brand strategist for three years Stephanie founded Murmur, an iOS mobile app for finding great restaurants via messaging.

“When Murmur finally closed, I decided that if I was to build another tech product, I’d want to build the MVP myself, and have a better understanding of the programming process in general. And if I were to find another job in tech, knowing how to program would be important. So I applied to Hackbright!”

July - September 2015
Stephanie joins Hackbright Academy!

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“When I got into Hackbright, I was stoked. I couldn’t stop smiling!”

July 2015
Wins award at Twitter’s three-day hackathon for app that does social good!

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Stephanie and a few Hackbright classmates built ChiCa, a program that enables mothers in the developing world to create trusted childcare networks. The program won Uber’s Global Impact & Scalability Award and the team was featured in

November 2015

Begins work as a software engineer for Earnest, a revolutionary lending company that offers merit-based loans.
“I chose Earnest because I believed in its mission to democratize access to capital – that FICO is not always the most accurate or fair measure of an applicant’s fiscal responsibility. And I chose it for the kick-ass, kind and passionate people who work here! The organization’s value on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment was very important to me too.”