De Hoyos joined GM's Austin Innovation Center in February 2015 where she' a full-time IT Project Manager, helping deliver IT projects on time and on budget for the whole company. She calls it among the "nerdiest" of the company's operations. Although it's known as an automaker, she says GM definitely is a tech company. "It just so happens that the technology is on four wheels," she said.
What does she love most about it?
A former employee at Google and Dell, De Hoyos says she's impressed by GM's commitment to diversity. "It's honestly the most diverse company I've ever worked at," she said, "Other companies make it seem so hard. From what I can tell, it's really ingrained in the company culture."
At GM, she's also helped form partnerships with groups such as LULAC, Univision and Girls Who Code. She's part of the General Motors Hispanic Initiative Team
De Hoyos moved to Austin from Mexico when she was five years old and received her U.S. citizenship last year. She went to school in Austin, making Spider House her teen hangout, before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. She lived in Paris, Washington D.C. and San Francisco before returning to Austin in 2012.
What does she do in her free time?
When she's not involved in STEM initiatives such as Coding as a Second Language and World in Motion, she enjoys singing and playing guitar, as well as spending time outdoors in Austin. If she weren't so busy, she said she'd spend more time watching Netflix: she's a huge "Doctor Who" fan.