This week we shine our Student Spotlight on Spencer West. Spencer is a recent LEARN alumni who graduated and went on to join Kelly Blue Book as a Testing Specialist. Get to know Spencer!

What is your name?

Spencer West

What prompted your decision to pursue web development & what do you hope to do when you have completed the program?

I always had a love for computers, but kept it as a hobby. I decided to follow that passion and break into the field with the help of the LEARN Academy full stack web development bootcamp. After the bootcamp I got a job at Kelly Blue Book as a Testing Specialist.

What did you do professionally before you came to LEARN?

I had a bunch of odd jobs because my degree was in Communication Studies. I did everything from a delivery driver to a business consultant in the three years after I earned my degree.

What is something that was a pleasant surprise after starting class?

The camaraderie in my cohort. It has been over six months after completing the bootcamp and I still talk to my classmates. We have even scheduled some meetups together.

Tell us one thing you would like to do in your lifetime (AKA something from your bucket list!)

I want to travel to Japan!

What's your favorite beer?

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (had to google that spelling).

A great big THANK YOU to Spencer for sharing his LEARN experience! We're always glad to see our Alumni active and engaged in our community beyond graduation.

Check out the next student spotlight on Chris Fasulo