Tina-Marie Gulley

Tina-Marie Gulley | City Director

 As the City Director Tina-Marie is responsible for providing guidance for the chapter, representing ChickTech within the community, and ensuring that all programs are running sustainably. Professionally, she is an marketing leader and consultant with with expertise in demand generation, digital marketing, content development, social media, PR, sales enablement and market development. She has directed global marketing strategies for tech companies like SmartFocus, Accelerite, Whitepages, Avalara and Concur.

Tina-Marie is passionate about homelessness advocacy/prevention, technology innovation as well as empowering women, youth and communities of color. She is also a member and/or volunteer for New Tech Seattle, HERE Seattle, IAMCP WIT, Levo League and Plymouth House.

You can reach Tina-Marie at Tina-Marie.Gulley@ChickTech.org


Lisa Barbosa | Deputy Director

Lisa started as a workshop and conference volunteer and recently joined the ChickTech leadership team as Deputy Director. Since elementary school Lisa has been volunteering for projects, programs, and organizations that help her community and empower students to excel and pursue their educational and career goals.

After nearly a decade as a stay-at-home mom Lisa earned her degree from the University of Washington and re-entered the workforce as a software engineer. Her journey has inspired her to lead the first two years of the Seattle chapter of TECHWomen at NBC Universal.

Lisa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her daughters.

You can reach Lisa at Lisa.Barbosa@ChickTech.org


Ivette Cortez | Seattle Youth Program Manager

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


Val Najera | High School Director

Hello! I am Valerie and I am a UX Researcher.
I had the amazing experience of graduating from the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington in 2017.
As a first generation college student, applying to colleges and experiencing college was definitely a huge learning curve. Although there were many challenges that I faced through out high school and college, I would not have been able to overcome them if it wasn’t for the support of mentors and organizations that encouraged me to continue pursuing a career in STEM.
I am where I am today because of the great mentors and organizations that supported me. I joined ChickTech because I believe in its mission and I hope that I can provide as much support to any young woman who is interested in STEM.

You can reach Val at valerie.najera@ChickTech.org

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Kat Radach | High School Co-Director

Hello! I am Katrina and I am an Oceanographer and Marine Policy Specialist.
My lifelong curiosity for science and love for community had originally led me down the road of medicine and bioengineering. However, through my experiences in classes and research, I switched gears and fell in love with the water. It was during this time at the University of Washington that I came across the realm of working in the marine environment and community. Now, I am working at the Nature Conservancy as a marine policy fellow where I get to work closely with communities to understand the marine science and policies they face and how to prepare them for the future.
As many students and professionals will tell you, high school and college are very different and challenging in their own ways. I could not have imagined myself overcoming difficult times and challenges without the support of my community, mentors, and clubs. We all face different challenges, but when it comes to providing support, encouragement, and unique opportunities to help you with your future is the exact reason why I love working with ChickTech.

You can reach Kat at katrina.radach@ChickTech.org

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Crystal Tam | STEM Outreach Intern

Crystal is a Washington state native from the bright town of Renton. At the University of Washington, she is a rising junior studying Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Throughout high school, Crystal was involved on the leadership board in many different volunteer-based student organizations such as Key Club International and Asian Student Coalition. In starting her role as the STEM Outreach Intern at ChickTech, she hopes to be able to connect with motivated young individuals and to support their goals to kickstart and succeed in the STEM industry.

Growing up, she experienced a mixture of Chinese and American culture.  She loves eating dim sum and drinking tea with family on the weekends, and sipping on coffee during the early mornings on weekdays. Learning music and writing are some of her creative outlets. In her free time she may be traveling with friends or enjoying a scenic outdoor concert.

You can reach Crystal at Crystal.Tam@ChickTech.org

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Michelle To | STEM Outreach Intern

Michelle is from the 253 area, she is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington intending to pursue a bachelors degree in bioengineering. Aside from studying, she spends time as a lab aide at Fred Hutch Cancer Research and dedicates time to coordinating logistics and working on projects for the Advanced Robotics Team at UW.

In high school, Michelle devoted countless hours to Key Club and community service projects which led her to discover a passion for serving her community. Chicktech offered a chance for her to combine her affinity for helping the community while also relating to her studies in the STEM field.

If she wants to relax she tends to spend time in the kitchen cooking up meals or exploring all that the pacific northwest has to offer with the high hopes of meeting cute dogs anywhere along the way.

You can reach Michelle at Michelle.To@ChickTech.org

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