It will be an engaging virtual event with lightning talks, breakout sessions, and raffle prizes!
Deployment Consultant at Blend
Accessibility and Inclusive Design Lead
Customer Support Rep
Sr UX Researcher
Venezuelan turned San Franciscan, as a Deployment Consultant at Blend, he helps his teams develop and implement solutions to increase productivity and improve experiences within the mortgage industry, bringing benefits not only to the financial institutions that use Blend's products but to the actual end users.
Alexis Lucio (she/her/they/them) is a queer latinx from Southern California. By day, Alexis works as an Accessibility and Inclusive Design Lead at Splunk, ensuring that digital products can be used and enjoyed by users of all abilities, and is involved in employee resource group (ERG) development. By night, she engages with the queer community through drag, dance, and performance.
Customer Support at Blend Insurance Agency
Licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance
Co-Chair of Latinx ERG (Blendisimo)
Proud to be a part of such a great company that is making an impact in the Home Lending industry.
Kat Chiluiza is a Senior UX Researcher with a background in digital media, entertainment, cryptocurrency, and health. Her specialization is in kids and family digital products and services. With experience in user research and curriculum analysis and evaluation, she has previously worked at Nickelodeon, Televisa Foundation, and Sesame Workshop.
Kat has a BS in Human Development from Cornell University, and earned a MA in Cognitive Science from Columbia University.
Kat recently moved to the East Bay from NYC, where she was born and raised.
Walter Menendez is a senior data engineer at GIPHY. His responsibilities are mainly maintaining the data processing pipelines that analyze search and engagement data to improve the results of GIF searches for users. He was born in Los Angeles, raised in Maryland, educated in Boston, and now resides in New York. Outside of software he is an avid CrossFitter, photographer, and baker.
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Leader at Blend
I am a young professional and entrepreneur with a keen interest in organizational diversity and creating inclusive environments. Much of my work is centered around participatory governance structures and creating access to institutions and decision-making processes for under-served and underrepresented groups. I am a graduate of Cornell University, where I successfully completed a dual degree program, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Studies from the College of Architecture, Art, & Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of Arts & Sciences. I also hold minors in Education with a focus on education administration and policy, and Law & Society.
Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.
She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and has both a Bachelors's and Masters's in Computer Science.
Frances is also the Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community for Latinx in Tech in the US and the host of Tech Queens, the first podcast that focuses on the stories and advice shared by women of color in tech.
Her passions outside of work include contributing to open-source, public speaking and mentoring other people of color in tech.