The Opportunity

Christine Rode

As a kid, Christine would travel two hours away to visit her dad during the weekends and summer. She lived in Norway and often found herself in front of the computer, where she spent hours online with friends, building fan-sites for Pokemon characters.

Christine continued to build sites throughout her childhood and eventually made the jump all the way from Oslo, Norway to San Francisco, California where she attended California College of the Arts with an intent to focus on her design.

Amidst the recession in 2009, Christine found herself trying to get internships and jobs as a designer. Christine landed a 6-month contract at Nokia as a designer making $30/hour. Three months into her second internship, Christine received an email from Facebook to come in for an interview. Unbeknownst to her, a friend, and colleague, referred her for a job at Facebook where she works now as a Product Designer.