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Director Product Management
Director of Engineering
Facebook & Instagram
Media Partnership Operations
Newsday Media Group
Tanya Menendez is the Co-Founder and CEO of Snowball Wealth, an app that helps people understand and pay off their student debt. Snowball provides personalized goals and recommendations on how and when to pay off debt. Comparing refinancing, optimizing payments and federal programs, Snowball ensures users make the best decision for their situation. Before Snowball, Menendez co-founded Maker’s Row, an online marketplace used by over 200,000 businesses that helps democratize American manufacturing. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Google.
Menendez has been included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List and named one of People en Español’s Most Powerful Latinas, and PopMechanic’s 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream. You can follow Tanya @makertanya and Snowball @asksnowball.
I'm a Product Manager leader, helping customers design, build and evolve their IP Communications Networks and adopt next generation cloud platforms.
Currently I'm Director of Product Management at Twilio, leading our Voice & Network Connectivity teams at Twilio, I've defined and built our SIP Voice Products, created our Private Connectivity Product and improved our HTTP callback (webhooks) pipeline and have built an amazing team of Product Managers.
I have a reputation of "Getting things done!" by (1) effectively working with cross-functional teams, (2) having a strong understanding on the performance of my Business/Products, and (3) being an effective team builder that thrives to ensure every individual in my team is able to excel at what they do.
I'm a multicultural leader that strongly believes in forming diverse teams. I have the perfect balance between Technology & Business, with a Masters in Science in EE from Stanford University, and an Executive Masters in Business from London Business School.
Carlos joined Lyft in 2015 to build up the Core Passenger and Mobile Infrastructure teams to focus on delivering the best passenger experience possible. After a few years on Passenger, he switched gears to head up the technology (software + hardware) team to solve all aspects of bike and scooter mobility with a focus on improving the urban landscape. In his new role as CDMX Site Lead, he is building a world class engineering team based out of CDMX. Prior to Lyft, Carlos founded two companies, Adku and Camoji. Adku was an ecommerce recommendation engine and was acquired by Groupon in 2012. Camoji was a photo sharing company that was acquired by Lyft in 2015. Carlos also spent 6 years as a Staff Engineer at Google where he won the company’s EMG award for his work on the mobile team’s location platform. Carlos earned a B.S. double major in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Duke University.
Crystal Rose, who identifies as a Black / Afro-Latinx woman, has over 15 years of professional experience within the tech industry. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and studied at Brooklyn College. She has a career that spans Recruitment, Finance and Media Relationships, as a Technical Specialist and Media Analyst. Crystal makes time to give by participating in mentoring programs such as Here2Help, as well social awareness and activism.
Kim Alban is a UX/UI Designer who designs experiences at Newsday Media Group.
She is the daughter of immigrants and the first in her family to work in tech.
You can view her work at www.kimalban.com.
Diversity Recruiting and Partnerships Manager
Technical Recruiter & National Lyft Unidos ERG Lead
Program Operations Manager, Inclusion & Diversity
Latinas in Tech
Programs and Outreach Manager
Latinas in Tech
Head of Marketing
Ana Bretschneider was born in Mexico and moved to the US almost two decades ago. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences, and has dedicated her talents to uplifting the Latinx community since her first job as the Head of Legal for the Mexican Consulate (Boston).
Ana is intensely committed to advocating, supporting, and empowering women from underrepresented minorities with a firm belief that women can transform and elevate entire cultures and communities. When she’s not fighting the good fight for equity, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Gabriela Catalina Reyes (she/her/hers) is a bi-cultural Latina immigrant—born in Ecuador, raised in Miami, aged in New York, and now living in San Francisco. She passionately invests in mission-driven and social impact organizations through her digital marketing and business strategy talents. Gabriela is an active leader among global, community-led movements, including Lean In and TEDx, with human equity at the top of her priorities.
She is ambitious and resolute in her pursuit of closing the Latina pay gap, and currently living her purpose as the Head of Marketing at Latinas in Tech. When she’s not volunteering with the American Heart Association, or advising a non-profit serving LGBTQIA+ youth of color, Gabriela is at ballet rehearsal, or out on the hunt for NY-grade bagels with her dog, Bearsito.
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.