Member of the Month

Suzanne Truong Hoyer

August 2013 Member Spotlight

HYPE Member Since:  It’s been so long, I can’t remember!

Employer: Northeast Utilities

Industry/Job Title: Software Engineer

What she does: I am a software engineer, working for a utility company where I specialize in developing and supporting applications for our customer care group. When I was in high school, my best friend begged me to take a programming class with him and a few of our other friends. Even though it was something I wasn’t interested in initially, I was hooked after the first few classes. My original plans of being a chemist were thrown to the wind after that class - I knew I wanted to be a software developer. And although I could’ve learned to program without getting a formal education, I really wanted to understand the fundamentals of software development and engineering, which led me to UConn where I obtained my bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering.


Future Aspirations:
I have not thought about leaving IT, as it seems like a great fit for my ENFP personality. But I’ve started working more in project management, and am interested in pursuing more work in that area.

My dream job would be: A personal shopper. Anyone who’s ever met me and my closet knows how much I love clothes (and shoes, purses, belts, scarves, jewelry, etc.) Even though what truly matter is who you are on the inside, what you wear is the outward extension of your personality. I would love to spend my days helping someone look their best.

Contact Info: suzannethoyer@gmail.com