Isa Guragain

He/Him | Test Engineer

Employer: Intel

Moved Here from: Reno, NV on June 2022

Why did you move here?

I moved here for work and to be closer to family. I grew up in CA my whole life and I've wanted to leave the state since I started college. Oregon was the most logical next option. My dream company had options for me here and the cost of living was much lower than CA while maintaining the same quality of life.

What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?

Support and connections. We're preparing to move to Hillsboro from Oregon City and despite being here for 8 months I have made no friends. I think it's important to connect and socialize with others in my immediate community.

What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?

I'd like to make professional and academic connections more than anything. It's easy to find friends to play video games with, but I'd like to learn from more experienced individuals who have weathered professional industry and overwhelming academic expectations.