Carrisa Northwest is working as a contractor for Suncor Energy as a Junior Software tester. She is currently working as an Intern within Suncor Energy Centre in Calgary, Alberta. She took a 5month course learning about Software Testing with PLATO/PQA, prior to her internship, that will last for another 12 weeks. Before she can start a full-time time position with Plato as a Junior Software Tester.
Before she got into software testing, Carrisa was a Customer Service manager for Walmart Canada in Calgary for over 3 years, with a GED. Knowing she wanted to do more with herself, going back to school and taking a course was the only way she could start moving forward. So, she took a chance and went to Educate herself, for her to show that she can make a difference as an aboriginal cree woman.
She is a single, aboriginal mother from the Samson Cree Nation reserve and strives to give her kids a good life. Education plays a leading role in that and Carrisa is going to continue to educate herself as she grows. Not just for her family, also for herself.