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Senior Engineering Manager
Miriam is the Chief Technology Officer at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile esports that empowers anyone to embrace their inner champion by providing fair competition in a digital world. She is committed to fostering a strong and diverse engineering team, earning recognitions from publications spanning VentureBeat to CIO Magazine for her passion and efforts to bring diversity to gaming and technology, Miriam has also been welcomed as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, including Tech Inclusion, TwitchCon, Anita Borg’s Hopper x1 Seattle, and Lesbians Who Tech. Miriam was also inducted into the Alumni Society’s Class of 2018 and won the 2018 Timmy Award for Best Tech Manager.
Dr. Zarate is the CEO and Program Manager at Continuous Solutions labs, she has over a decade of leadership experience in R&D and engineering. She was a senior R&D engineer at Intel, Abbott and Purdue University where she led a group of researchers in project development, lab organization, equipment allocation and funding.
Nyah is an expert in organizational processes, modeling, simulation, experimentation, and hardware in the areas of control and system level integration. She is the Principal Investigator on a number of projects under SBIR/STTR awards in Phases I, II and III. Chief among these projects are the development of a electric propulsion designs for UUV and VTOL applications, as well as the commercialization of a high performance motor controller for electric vehicles.
Denise Carolina Videtta is an Engineering Manager at Scoop. She spends her days helping her team grow in their careers, as well as, supporting them by removing blockers and inefficiencies out of their way. Also, managing milestones and timelines for all the projects her team members are part of.
Besides being an engineer, Denise is also a mom and a wife. Roles that make her very proud and are a key part of what keeps her motivated.
Prior to joining Scoop, she spent 7.5y at Guidewire where she started as a software engineer and grew herself into an engineering manager which is what she currently enjoys the most.
Originally from Venezuela, she is passionate about diversity, equality, and inclusion and looks forward to finding opportunities where she can make a difference.
Being the only Latina woman in many professional settings for the last few years is her motivation to keep growing and contributing to change the ratio of underrepresented communities.
Valerie Aguilar is a Software Engineer at KeepTruckin. She is a member of Latinas in Tech, Women Who Code and has over 10 years of experience in a variety of engineering roles. She has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University.
Patricia Perozo is a Software Engineer at Pinterest on the Trust and Safety team and previously worked at Brigade, a civic tech startup as a Backend Engineer. She is a Code2040 Alum and passionate about using technology to further social justice issues. She is a recent graduate of Stanford University where she obtained a BS in Computer Science, worked to prepare and find opportunities for Latinx students in Engineering, and ran an English as a Second Language class for custodial workers.
Karina Martinez is a Software Engineer at Snap Inc. on their App Platform team. She is a recent graduate from University of California, Berkeley where she received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and is passionate about bringing awareness to the diversity, inclusion, and retention of underrepresented folk pursuing a career in tech. Karina has previously participated in Google's CodeU Program where she developed her programming and professional development skills for a career in tech, worked at SMASH as a Computer Science Instructor for underrepresented high school students in the Bay Area, interned at Yelp as a Full-Stack Software Engineer Intern, and is now looking forward to furthering her career as a womxn of color in tech at Snap!
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusio
Chapter Director, Miami
Director, Services Delivery
Demonstrated history of engaging and developing employees and fostering a mission-driven culture. Passionate advocate for historically underserved communities. Protector of the earth, with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) focused in Environmental Biology and Management from UC Davis.
At 22, I was recruited by the Dean of Engineering at CalTech to build the Comms and Marketing department at a new engineering and tech University in Ecuador. Since then, I have been trained by world class innovators to integrate marketing, education and technology and strategize around media production, brand development and community management.
Now, I lead General Assembly's expansion to Miami and St. Louis developing local strategic partnerships and operational tactics to launch our online immersive programming and bring more career changing paths to the community.
I my free time, Im a freelance producer for independent documentary production companies.
I'm a professional services leader helping Fortune 1000 organizations transform their customer service experiences using a mix of business acumen, UX design and AI-powered technology (Salesforce).
Today, I manage a team of project managers, UX designers, and data analysts. We're focused on staying ahead of the curve and bringing that expertise to our customers. We want to empower our customers to do more and see results.
I'm fundamentally a people person and my current day to day is centered around customer relationships, scaling teams and process, and continuing to bring a touch of humanity to everything I do.
I'm always open for a chat, contact me!
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.