Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club
From Dreams of Academia to a Career in Tech
with Dashini Jeyathurai ’08
Thursday, March 9, 2023
After graduating with a BA in English, Dashini Jeyathurai ’08 had plans of becoming an English professor. With a career in academia as the goal, she went directly into a PhD program at the University of Michigan but left after receiving her master’s degree.
Instead of teaching literature, Dashini spent nine years at Google. She began her career in customer service operations and vendor management, but her passion for learning and development led her to Google’s People Development team, where she worked on building managerial and leadership capability.
Dashini is now is the Senior Director of Development and Employee Experience at Upstart. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Byron White ’08, daughter, and fourteen-year-old pug. She currently serves as a Trustee of the college.
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