91-Year-Old Is Living Her Dream As A Tech Designer At Silicon Valley Firm
A nonagenarian has started a new career as a valuable part of Silicon Valley’s tech world, bringing her years of wisdom to the industry.
When Barbara Beskind was a child, she wanted to become an inventor. At 91 years old, she’s living that dream as a tech designer for IDEO, a firm in Palo Alto, California, according to Today.com. Beskind became an employee last year and has since been working primarily on projects that relate to aging.
She says that her age has been beneficial to her.
“Age is not a barrier to performance. Live life as an adventure, and expect change and endorse it, embrace it,” Beskind told Today.com. “I think the beauty of being 91 is that you can look back and see how the little pieces fit into the big pieces of life, and life is a complete puzzle.”
Beskind had wanted to pursue a career as an inventor after high school but the job required an engineering degree, NPR reported. Her guidance counselor told her that women weren’t accepted by engineering schools, so Beskind joined the army and became an occupational therapist instead.
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