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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

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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

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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

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Maggie Perkoff | High School Workshop Co-Coordinator

Maggie Perkoff is an enthusiastic software developer who loves natural language processing and computing accessibility.  Her long lasting interest in the tech industry started with a fascination with crossword puzzles, Google translate, and proving wrong her male classmates.

She majored in Computer Science and Linguistics at Haverford College in Pennsylvania prior to moving to Seattle to become a developer for the Amazon Alexa Machine Learning Platform.  She leads the Alexa chapter of Amazon Women in Engineering which aims to create an encouraging environment for female developers and increase diversity for the organization.  Maggie joined the ChickTech leadership team in October 2016 after having such a positive experience at the Act-W conference that she walked up to the table and asked how she could volunteer with them.   As a workshop coordinator, she is trying to expose more young women to STEM fields with the hope that when they go to college they will look around and see more people like themselves in the classroom.

In her free time, Maggie is training for the Seattle Marathon and eating as many chicken wings as possible along the way.  Her computer keyboard is always covered in Dorito dust.  She has a dog named Walnut who likes to eat her socks.

You can reach Maggie at Maggie.Perkoff@ChickTech.org

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Neiha Arora | High School Director

Neiha brings 13 years of recruiting and education experience, with a degree in design. She is always striving to bridge the gap between design and engineering through recruiting.

Neiha joined ChickTech in 2017 to continue expanding her experience in education management by promoting opportunities in design and technology for high school girls, through workshops and events.

It’s a great feeling when girls realize how important UX and design is to the process, it gives them a whole new perspective. Its magical to see the results, when they start to realize there are careers outside of development, or how they can blend that knowledge with UX and research.

When she is not ChickTeching and recruiting, you can often find her at design events, cafe hopping, running, hiking, practicing meditation, traveling and experimenting with a new recipe; never a dull moment!

You can reach Neiha at Neiha.Arora@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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Sara Bromling | High School Director

Sara currently works as a Cyber Analyst at an east side start-up. From Edmond’s Community College she obtained ATA’s in both Network Technology and Information Security & Digital Forensics. She is currently pursuing her B.S. in Information Technology with an emphasis in Security from Washington Governors University. She also holds several industry certifications, among them the Compia A+, Net+, ACE, and Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) certification. In her free time, she is an active mentor for the Year Up – Bellevue program, assisting with the WTIA _ion pilot project for Economic Growth, and occasionally does photography and graphic design on the side.

You can reach Sara at Sara.Bromling@ChickTech.org

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Rajvir Raheja | Marketing Director

As the Marketing Director, Rajvir is responsible for branding, advertising, program analysis, and fundraising.

As a data driven marketing leader and Senior Fortune 500 business consultant, Rajvir has experience working in a variety of industries and leading global teams. She has worked in both the Public and Private sector in Canada and the USA. Rajvir specialized in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University. She also holds a Masters from the University of Victoria in Mergers & Acquisitions. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Organizational/Leadership studies.

Rajvir is passionate about empowering women in technology, education, and children.

You can reach Rajvir at Rajvir.Raheja@chicktech.org

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