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7 Keep reading and find your path in IT. Lakecia Gunter noticed how the magazines and books were piling up in her mothers house. Her mother a diabetic had recently lost vision in one of her eyes. Lakecia turned to her companys technology for help. She reached for the Intel Reader which allowed her mother to see the writing on the page and feel like a whole person again. To her mother it felt miraculous to be able to read again. To the daughter it was just the sort of thing a computer engineer does every day She uses technology to solve a problem. Each and every day I have the ability to help people Gunter said. Gunter 40 grew up near Orlando raised by her hard-working single mother. When she was 11 or 12 her mom bought her a Commodore 64 computer the best-selling personal computer at the time which cost 595 about 1400 in todays dollars. That set the young girl on a path of trying to understand how to program computers and use them to transform reality. In the 1990s Gunter attended the University of South Florida located in Tampa and studied computer engineering then attended Georgia Tech for a masters degree in electrical engineering. She started her career as a design engineer with Freescale Semiconductors formerly known as Motorola where she did extensive work designing microcontrollers for airbags and anti-lock braking systems and other electronic components for automobiles. In 2008 Gunter was recruited by Intel the worlds The Ability to Change Your World Using technology to solve problems. Read Lakecias full story at httptinyurl.comq9u7dsd largest semiconductor chip maker to be a technical program manager. Four years later Gunter moved over to Intel Labs the companys world-class research and development organization to work as the technical assistant and chief of staff to Intels chief technology officer. The position requires her to spend extended time with the companys top technical officer assisting him in setting the research agenda and establishing technology priorities for both Intel Labs and the company. Gunter tells those who are considering pursuing a job in information technology Imagine all the realms of possibility that are available in IT. What would you like to do What would you like to see change You have the ability to change your world.