Born and raised in the Philippines. Her native language is “Tagalog”. Fluent in English. Can read Cyrillic. Can speak “pequeño” ;) Spanish -- enough to get by when she travels.
Moved to the USA at the age of seventeen. She had already spent a year in college then.
Started her journey in the USA with 20 dollars, perseverance, and a series of goals set in mind -- to become a US citizen, finish college, and get a great job.
Worked as a waitress for her aunt’s restaurant. She worked long hours for very little money. An experience that pushed her to pursue her objectives even more.
She once worked as a sales associate and sky-rocketed the credit card sales in the region. The manager at the optical department saw her potential and offered her a position to be an apprentice optician.
Rubie earned a full ride in college through scholarships and grants while working full time hours and leading various groups at the university. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington (Tacoma). More doors opened up after she became a naturalized US citizen.
Aside from being a techie as the former president of Women in Computing Science, Rubie also has another passion: Dance. She founded a Ballroom and Latin Dance Club and taught at universities, community halls, and workplaces.
She worked at HP wearing different hats -- primarily as a firmware engineer supporting product build overseas and accelerating the engine platform and UI development. She did extensive travels across the globe to meet with business partners.
Helped build a house for a family in Baja, Mexico
She represented the USA in the technology sector as an ambassador for an international business forum. It was preceded with a few more invitations to speak at her former school and other local high schools to help inspire younger generation in their career aspirations.
Quit her job and traveled around the world. She met a lot of people, experienced a lot of different cultures, learned new languages, and a bunch more. Most importantly, improved both her technical and soft skills which could not be learned anywhere else.
Now living a digital nomadic lifestyle as the Co-Owner and COO of Sitecast.