A Chicago native, Ivette has dedicated most of her life to working with underrepresented populations. A first generation daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, she would spend her summers in Guatemala, where she developed a love of learning. In 2016, she learned front-end development and uses her skills to develop a programming curriculum at Holy Family Bilingual School. She is passionate about empowering women, girls, and promoting equity and diversity in tech and hopes to introduce ChickTech to more first generation girls in Seattle.
You can reach Ivette at Ivette.Cortez@ChickTech.org
Before relocating to Seattle, Aparna spent five years working for tech startups in the Texas area. In Austin, she recognized the need to attract women to tech positions and began volunteering with ChickTech’s Austin chapter. Aparna believes that high school is a crucial time to excite female students about STEM careers and hopes to increase the number of high school girls who are exposed to STEM through ChickTech.
You can reach Aparna at email@example.com
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