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Daravy DeRouen Finds an Endless Amount of Learning Available at Her Fingertips

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Daravy DeRouen joined Perficient through our Lafayette, Louisiana Bright Paths Program. She hit the ground running since joining the Automation team. As a member of our two Employee Resource Groups, Women in Technology and the Perficient Giving ERG, Daravy is actively involved in the community.

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Why did you decide to apply for Bright Paths? Was there a reason you wanted to join the industry?

I saw an advertisement for the Bright Paths Program while recovering from COVID-19. I promised myself if I made it through that, I would start a new chapter in my life and do something that truly inspires me and makes me happy every day. When I saw the ad, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to start that next chapter.

READ MORE: Applying Bright Paths Knowledge: Five Program Graduates Discuss Their Custom Applications

What is your role here at Perficient? Describe a day in the life of Daravy.

I’m an associate technical consultant, and I work on the Automation team. Within the Automation BU, I am helping to create a demo. I’ve been fortunate to have worked on government and healthcare industry projects since I have started with Perficient. Additionally, Perficient has allowed me to get my Scrum Foundations and Scrum Master certifications. I am also currently working on becoming a certified Appian developer.

What motivates you in your daily work?

Accomplishing daily tasks on the Jira board or completing milestones in my Appian training motivates me. I believe setting an attainable daily, weekly, and monthly goal provides a great feeling of success to look forward to once the goal is achieved.

Why are you #ProudlyPerficient?

I love my job and that there’s an endless amount of learning available at my fingertips. For a beginner like myself, I love that there’s a solid support system. Seeing the number of women in technology at Perficient is truly inspiring and encourages me to grow as an individual and a professional, so this is an opportunity for which I am extremely grateful.

READ MORE: Perficient’s Women in Tech ERG Shares Career Growth Experiences with Bright Paths Students

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What are you passionate about outside of work?

I am passionate about being the best mother I can be and raising my kids to believe in equality. I also enjoy taking pictures and even took headshots of my fellow cohort classmates for them to update their LinkedIn profile pictures. My mother taught me how to cook when I was extremely young, so I also love cooking.

 

 

 


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Carolyn Kroupa

Carolyn is a Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based in St. Louis, Missouri, focusing on Perficient employer branding and corporate communications. She joined the company in May 2022.

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