ABOUT
Me

Hi there! my name is Marie and I currently work as a  Developer Advocate at k6.io, a Grafana Labs company. Previously, I have been a Quality Engineering Manager at Zoopla where I'm responsible for driving continuous testing and quality improvements within the organisation. I was also a Principal Test Automation Engineer at News UK within the Product Platforms team where I was responsible for setting up the overall QA strategy and ensuring that we deliver a high quality product to our end users. 

In the past, I have also worked as a Test Automation Consultant having worked with different clients from different industries to help them speed up their testing cycles.

I am also an accessibility advocate and an online course instructor at Ministry of Testing and Test Automation University.

I started writing last November 2019 as I wanted to become more active in the testing community and share my knowledge. I try my best to amplify my voice in the hope that I can inspire other women to do the same.

When I'm not working and writing, I like to read, watch netflix, listen to podcasts, do photography and look after my 5 year old daughter, who sometimes attends (or sings) my meetups.

If you want to reach out, you can do so by filling in the form below or just send me an email directly at mcruzdrake@gmail.com.

A self portrait of Marie. She is wearing a black t-shirt and behind are a collection of wall art and plants.

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