Julia Kieserman is a forward deployed engineer at Palantir Technologies. She stumbled upon the importance of teaching students to ask for help while volunteering for Girls Who Code and finding many of her middle and high school age students stuck on certain concepts but too afraid to ask. After working through a few rough guidelines to encourage her students, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that the exercise worked equally well, if not better, when she tried it herself at work. Since making this discovery, Julia has employed these techniques with every new project she has faced and
encouraged co-workers to do the same. She has also presented this topic at a mentoring circle session at Grace Hopper in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She is committed to sharing these techniques as widely as possible to help others in their early career to learn how to utilize the best resources they have – each other!