Getting to know datacenter employees: Priscila Garza
Microsoft’s success depends on our people. We are proud to introduce some of the talented folks in your community who work in our global datacenters. Discover what inspired them to seek a career in the tech industry, the different pathways they pursued, and what a day in the life of a datacenter employee looks like.
Introducing Priscila Garza
Datacenter Inventory and Asset Technician
Employee since 2022
During her childhood, Priscila was known for being very curious about anything that her family did. Her parents are doctors and helped her with various PowerPoint presentations. Her father played a pivotal role in shaping her early years by introducing her to the world of computers. He took the time to teach Priscila the intricacies of Microsoft apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, and others, instilling in her a lifelong passion for technology. This early exposure not only fostered her intellectual growth but also strengthened the bonds within her family as they shared countless moments of discovery and learning together.
The path to technology
From the outset of her journey, Priscila has been drawn to the world of technology. It began with an innate fascination for the intricate workings of computers and software. As time went by, she embarked on a deliberate path to harness this interest. She realized the value of tools like Excel in the modern world and invested in acquiring certifications that solidified her proficiency in it. Excel soon became her everyday companion, aiding her in numerous personal and professional tasks. Priscila’s thirst for technological knowledge didn’t stop there; she delved into the realm of big data analysis, immersing herself in applications designed to navigate and decipher the vast amounts of information at our disposal. Power BI also entered her arsenal, allowing her to transform data into valuable insights. This continuous journey into technology has not only enriched her skill set but also reinforced her passion for innovation and problem-solving in an increasingly digital landscape.
In her work, Priscila has cultivated a reputation for being highly proficient and, more importantly, deeply committed to the growth and well-being of her colleagues. Her enthusiasm for learning has allowed her to excel in her professional endeavors. What truly sets Priscila apart, however, is her unique superpower: the ability to inspire and support those around her. She enjoys helping people learn and grow, and takes pride in being a cheerleader and mentor, offering encouragement and guidance when her peers face challenges. Her innate ability to lift spirits during tough times and motivate others to achieve their goals has fostered a positive and collaborative atmosphere wherever she works, making her not just a valuable asset but a source of inspiration for the entire team, because she wants them also to help others and grow as a team for the best.
A day in the life
In her professional endeavors, Priscila thrives on embracing new challenges and relishes the opportunity to discover innovative solutions to complex problems. Each day presents a chance to expand her knowledge and skill set, not only through her own experiences but also by learning from others in her workplace. This collaborative environment helps her gain insights and refine her approach to work. Moreover, she’s learned to understand her own threshold for stress and how to manage it effectively. This self-awareness has allowed her to strike a balance between pushing her limits and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Favorite childhood food
Redcurrant ice popsicle
During Priscila’s childhood, summer days were her favorite. Children usually ask for chocolate, strawberry, or lemon popsicles. But she really liked redcurrant popsicles. Her grandmother used to make them just for her; her cousins didn’t like them because they weren’t very sweet like chocolate, but she liked it because her grandmother made them for her with love.