Our Team
Meet the team working to close the gender gap in tech
Our Founder

Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code. Reshma is also the author of Brave, Not Perfect–a movement rooted in her experience, TedTalk, book, and podcast encouraging women to live their bravest, fullest lives.

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“Girls Who Code is more than an international non-profit. We are a movement. ”

Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

Our CEO

Dr. Tarika Barrett began her career as a community organizer and educator. She spent her career in education working for students who are left behind or systemically barred from access to opportunities. She joined Girls Who Code in 2016 leading the expansion of our Summer Immersion Programs, Clubs Programs and our International expansion.

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Board of Directors

  • Bharat Anand

    Bharat Anand

    Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

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    Tarika Barrett

    CEO, Girls Who Code

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    Vince Campisi

    SVP, Enterprise Services & Chief Digital Officer, RTX

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    Jeanette Gamble

    Managing Director, Data & Analytics Tech Infrastructure & Web Services, Morgan Stanley

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    Hari Gopalkrishnan

    Chief Information Officer, Head of Consumer, Business & Wealth Management Technology, Bank of America

  • Greg Gunn

    Greg Gunn

    co-founder of Lingo Ventures

  • Carol Juel

    Carol Juel

    EVP & Chief Technology and Operating Officer, Synchrony

  • Karen Pavlin

    Karen Pavlin

    Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ServiceNow

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    Javier Polit

    Executive Vice President, CIO at Costco

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    Kavitha Prabhakar

    National Managing Principal, Technology Consulting, Core Business Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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    Reshma Saujani

    Founder, Girls Who Code

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    Kimberly Scott

    Professor, Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University (ASU) and Founding Executive Director, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at ASU

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    Leyla Seka

    Co-Founder, Black Venture Institute

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    Gregory Simpson

    former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and AI leader at Synchrony Financial

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    Pawan Verma

    Executive Vice President & Global Chief Information Officer, MetLife

Executive Leadership Team

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    Tarika Barrett

    CEO, Girls Who Code

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    Feargus Leggett

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Daniel Voloch

    Chief Program Officer

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    Laura Meli

    Chief Development Officer

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    Jana Chandler-Ligon

    Senior Vice President, People & Culture

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    Gloria Noel

    Senior Manager, Marshall Plan for Moms/Office of the Founder

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    Sam Santaella

    Senior Manager, Special Projects

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    Jennifer Orellana

    Executive Assistant

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    Ryan Clarke

    Vice President, Research & Strategy

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    Dupé Ajayi

    Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Programs

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    Gabby Becker

    Senior Manager, Program Operations

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    Jackie Blizzard

    Senior Director, Curriculum and Instruction

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    Ava Bronstein

    Project Manager, Curriculum & Instruction

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    Michaela Burger

    Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach

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    Angelica Cabato

    Senior Associate, Program Implementation

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    Manjot Chhabra

    Manager, Partner Support and Training

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    Julio Chávez

    Manager, Programmatic Events

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    Missy Cooper

    Curriculum Developer

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    Michaela DeGuzman

    Curriculum Developer

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    Marta Diaz-Marcano

    Workforce Programs Manager, Content and Instructional Design

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    Rola Emanuel

    Manager, Mentoring Corps

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    Luzelena Escamilla

    Manager, Partner Operations

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    Meaghan Flaherty

    Outreach Operations Specialist

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    Gaby Frias

    Curriculum Developer

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    Rachel Friedman

    Director, Workforce Programs

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    Ashley Goetz

    Instructional Design Manager, SPP + Clubs

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    Anyssa Gonzalez

    Manager Of Instruction, SPP

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    Julia Hakim

    Manager, Program Operations

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    Izzy Hasaballa

    Community Manager, College & Career Programs

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    Emily Heist Moss

    Senior Director, College and Career Programs

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    Becky Houran

    Senior Manager, Program Implementation

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    Jessica Jahnke

    Instructional Design Manager, SIP

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    Anna Katz

    Senior Associate, Outreach Communications and Events

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    Sana Khader

    Associate, Program Delivery

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    Lauryn Langford

    Associate, Programmatic Events

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    Janill Marquez

    Senior Manager, College Loops

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    Sofia Molina

    Senior Associate, Workforce Programs

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    Joe Ochterski

    Manager, Curriculum Development

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    Emily Ong

    Director, Community Partnerships & Outreach

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    Erin Page

    Director, Program Operations

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    Barbara Smith

    Manager, Program Operations

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    Liza Stark

    Director, Curriculum

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    Christine Thompson

    Director, Instruction and Summer Programs

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    Valerie Tomici

    Sr. Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Claudia Vazquez Hampton

    Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

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    Kibret Yebetit

    Sr. Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach

  • Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Chrissy Ziccarelli

    Senior Director, School and Community Programs

Development

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    Claudia Castaneda

    Senior Associate, Partner Engagement

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    Lexi Curtice

    Director, Partner Engagement & Major Gifts

  • Lauren Lew

    Lauren Lew

    Senior Associate

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    Ashley Naliwajko

    Manager, Partner Engagement

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    Tenzin Pema

    Associate, Development Operations

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    Alex Perrette

    Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

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    Anna Roberts

    Manager, Partner Engagement

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    Taylor Serafin

    Senior Manager of Partner Engagement

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    Krystal Zamora

    Senior Manager, Development Operations

Marketing & Communications

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    Jerica Deck

    Senior Associate, Social Media

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    Jenelle Hopkins

    Director, Marketing

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    Poonam Mantha

    Sr. Manager, Communications & Public Relations

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    Ruby Western

    Designer

Finance, Systems, and Research

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    Michelle Baker

    Manager, Salesforce Platform

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    Janet Berry

    Senior Salesforce Administrator

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    Sarah Goldberg

    Associate Counsel

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    Irwin Horowitz

    Solutions Architect

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    Jessica Hunsinger

    Director, Technology

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    Lily Kohn

    Manager, Research & Evaluation

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    Nora May

    Senior Data Analyst

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    MichaelAnn Pineda

    Salesforce Administrator

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    Nicole Talisay

    Manager, Product

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    Heather Wigell

    Manager, Data & Analytics

People & Culture

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    Jasmel Delgado

    Director, People Operations

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    Ruel Minott

    Manager, Seasonal Recruitment

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    Rishi Mutalik

    Senior Associate, People Operations

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    Shelsea Ramirez

    Manager, People Operations

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    Deb Waldman

    Senior Director, People & Culture – Talent Acquisition