Sawyer Powell

Sawyer Powell

I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Brownsburg. I started programming computer games using Scratch in 6th grade and started to teach myself Python in 7th grade. From there I started the computer science club at my high school and would teach my classmates how to program during lunchtime since my school did not have a computer science program. After high school I was accepted to the Purdue honors college to get a degree in aerospace engineering. Soon I realized that this career path would not bring me joy so I switched my major from engineering to economics, since economics has a much more tangible impact on our lives and society. During my last two years at Purdue I worked as a teaching assistant for   Economics where I designed and built a grading suite which could automatically organize and grade student’s homeworks. I also worked as a research assistant designing and building software for running behavioral economics experiments in the Vernon Smith Economics Laboratory.

With my job at Counterpart I am able to synthesize leadership skills with my understanding of software as a Project Manager/Software Architect. My job is to help identify, design, and organize software deliverables when I am working as a software architect for Elizabeth, and to manage communications, expectations, and the workload of the developers when I am working as a project manager for Jason. My background in economics also gives me a good understanding of resource management and an insight into business constraints.

On my free time I love riding my bicycle, meditating, and learning new things like languages, philosophy, science, etc. Anything that helps me broaden my undestanding of the way things are can bring me a lot of happiness.