Mentor List

Mark Vega

Vega, Mark

Job Title: Senior Program Manager
Company: Microsoft
Industry: Software - Digital Security & Resilience
Mentor Since: Fall 2020
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

Product manager for a big data analytics platform @ Microsoft. Driving vision, strategy, and customer insight to define and deliver solutions. Making sure that Data Engineers can productively develop apps that provide users with a great, consistent experience. Ensuring Data Scientist and Analytics can perform their roles efficiently.

Company Description

Largest software developer in the world.

Employment History

Mixed bag with a primary focus on Technical Program Management.


-B.A. Seattle University Class of 2007
-Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
-Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I'm pretty open to whatever Mentees want support with including but not limited to identifying what your passions are, ways to increase your networking abilities, and fine-tuning resume/interview prep. I'm also a good sounding board for any crazy ideas you may have as I find those ones to be the most fruitful for discussions!

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Weekday afternoons

Additional Information

I come from a non-traditional background and have excelled at being a "jack of all trades" in my career. My experience is built largely around being curious, optimistic, and a bit of risk taking along the way.