Mikela Wright is a Software Engineering Manager at Capital One in Enterprise Data Machine Learning. In this role, she leads end-to-end software development, gives technical direction and strategy to an amazing team of Full Stack Software Engineers, and partners with product leadership to deliver solutions for Finance and Accounting.
Being a Tech professional with a non-computer science background, Mikela has a unique perspective and career journey. She has held roles as a Business Systems Analyst, Data Engineer, and Software Engineering technical lead. Mikela is a certified Amazon Solutions Architect Associate and has been recognized as the 2021 Blacks in Tech Emerging Leader for her passion for teamwork and courage to lead.
Mikela holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a minor in Business. She is dedicated to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and is currently focused on encouraging youth from marginalized groups to pursue STEM careers. She accomplishes this through active leadership in Capital One’s campus recruiting efforts. Outside of Technology, Mikela enjoys cooking soul food with a healthy twist and is looking forward to traveling again.