Erin Scott Adams (she/her) is a 5th generation New Mexican, community leader, and coder—in addition to being one of our Women In Tech Awards Emerging Leaders! Erin made the jump to change careers and successfully pivoted to a career in software engineering after learning to code.  

“Leaving my full-time job to do the bootcamp was definitely a leap of faith,” Erin says of her career change. “Thanks to my family support system, some great mentors, and a lot of personal grit, the risk fortunately paid off.” 

Before making this impressive leap, Erin was a successful digital marketer, working for Visit Albuquerque. Erin attended the Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp—and the rest is history! 

Currently, Erin is the Frontend Developer for Trek Bicycle and the Lead Organizer of Rubber Ducks NM, a networking, social, and educational group centered around female-identifying & non-binary adults in STEM.  Before leading Rubber Ducks Erin served as Co-Chapter Leader of Albuquerque’s Girl Develop It in 2018. Additionally, Erin regularly mentors women interested in pursuing Tech careers through informational interviews, resume review, and speaking at local Girls Who Code clubs. 

“I want my legacy to be that I made people feel seen,” said Erin. “I strive to cultivate collaborative coding teams where admitting ‘I don’t know’ is celebrated. I’m proud to have impacted corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policies through my leadership in Employee Resource Groups at several organizations.” 

Erin’s dedication to supporting diversity in tech is clear: every role she’s had centers around her deep drive to support her community and she has gone above and beyond to make tangible change. In 2019, she created an Educational Seminar initiative within Rubber Ducks, in which the group offers free training opportunities to members on a variety of technical topics.  

“I look forward to the day when my peers on technical teams more accurately represent the diversity of the world around us,” said Erin. “The tools we’re building will be better for it.” 

Erin has been a professional Software Developer since 2018 and in her various roles during this time, she’s been a leader in developing accessible features and soliciting input from diverse voices. As a deeply rooted, 5th generation New Mexican, Erin is passionate about creating change in our state through a wide variety of volunteer activities. She is an active member of the Deep Dive Coding alumni community and assists the Google Developers Group in hosting events. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors for Adelante Development Center and for the Albuquerque Community Foundation Future Fund. She is also a member of the NM Tech Council, and in the past, served on the NMPRSA Board, was a member of Young Professionals of Albuquerque, and has been a mentor for StartUp Weekend. 

“I care deeply about investing in our people and creating opportunity here. I moved away from Albuquerque to attend college and travel, and after 6 years, I consciously decided to return and put down roots in New Mexico. My local pride comes from being a 5th generation New Mexican, and from my time working at Visit Albuquerque before I transitioned into software development.” 

We are so excited to have Erin as honored in this year’s Women In Tech Awards as an Emerging Leader. Join us on March 13th to celebrate all of our awardees, and again in May for our Wit, Wine, Wisdom event, an intimate and conversational event with our 16th Annual Women In Tech Awardees!