Sequoia attended film school in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University, one of LA's best-kept secrets. After graduating, she went on to work in the entertainment industry as a commercial and music video director, which allowed her to produce, direct and shoot content for some of the top artists and brands in the industry.
As the music industry started to shift toward technology, Sequoia decided to try her hand at something else. She packed up her bags and moved back to the Bay Area, where she's originally from, and dove head first into the tech industry. She got her break by attending Draper University, a startup bootcamp led by legendary Silicon Valley, Venture Capitalist, Tim Draper. Draper eventually became Sequoia's first investor, which catapulted her into a newly formed company and a co-starring role on ABC Family's, "Startup U."
As she built the company, she began contributing tech and media content to a national publication and digital platform, which eventually led to a full-time position.
After deciding to go in a different direction, Sequoia dissolved the first company and launched Commas, a product and service engine for growing entrepreneurs that offers exclusive access to top tech and creative resources.
She has spoken all over the world about fundraising, building a tech company, using tech to create strong visual content and helping entrepreneurs understand how to stay relevant in the digital revolution.
She also hosts various tech and media conferences and a podcast focused on technology with a pop-culture twist.
In addition, when she is not talking tech, you can find her producing or directing, high-quality content behind the camera for some of the most relevant brands today.