Our Founder

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.

She 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 has also served as Deputy Public Advocate for New York City and ran a spirited campaign for Public Advocate in 2013.

To request Reshma as a speaker, please visit her Washington Speakers Bureau page.

Board of Directors

Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

Tiffany Dufu

Founder & CEO, The Cru

Alexis Maybank

Founder, Gilt Groupe

Craig Newmark

Founder, craigslist & The Craig Newmark Foundation

Javier Polit

Chief Information Officer at Procter & Gamble

Juan Sabater

Partner, Valor Equity Partners

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Leyla Seka

Former Executive Vice President at Salesforce

Phil Shawe

President & CEO, TransPerfect

Marissa Shorenstein

President Northern Region, AT&T

Jason Spero

Vice President of Performance & Programmatic, Google

Kara Sprague

Senior VP and GM of ADC, F5 Networks

Executive Leadership Team

Tarika Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

Feargus Leggett
Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Singer

Chief Marketing Officer  

Andrea Jordan

Vice President, Programs

Laura Meli

Vice President, Development

Gloria Noel

Special Projects Manager & Assistant to the CEO


Talya Oberfield

Director, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Emily Ong

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Madeline Levine

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Jálynn Castleman-Smith

Senior Manager, Community Partnership and Outreach

Erin Page

Senior Manager, Program Operations

Josue De Paz

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Keyonne Session

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Amanda Souza

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Tai Hutchinson

Manager, Community Partnership and Outreach

Johana Rendon Ledesma

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Anna Montoya

Manager, Program Delivery

Valerie Tomici

Manager, Community Partnership and Outreach

Claudia Vazquez

Associate, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Lucy Doyle

Manager, Program Communications & Outreach

Hayley Mojica

Associate, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Raven Abreu

Manager, Program Events Operations

Gabby Becker

Manager, Program Operations 

Lynn Shin

Associate, Program Operations

Anna Nelson

Associate, Program Operations

Taylor Gatison

Associate, Program Operations – Events

Chrissy Ziccarelli

Director, Education

Chelsea Sexton

Manager, Clubs Success

Loraya Harrington-Trujillo

Director, Alumni Programs

Ashley McPherson

Manager, Alumni Programs

Katie Pypes

Manager, Alumni Programs

Elissa Guss

Associate, Alumni Programs

Emily Moss

Director of Student Recruitment, Summer Immersion Program

Jackie Blizzard

Director, Curriculum

International Expansion

Michele Giordano

Director, International Expansion

Shannon Lee

Senior Manager, International Expansion

Jackson Thomas

Senior Program Manager, International Expansion

Jasmine Aragon

Program Operations Manager, International Expansion

Alejandra Romero

Associate, International Expansion

Colette Eustace

Program Associate, International Expansion


Caitlin Golub

Manager, Partner Engagement

Leslie Renner

Director, Partner Development

Lexi Curtice

Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

Maddie Whitlock

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Alisa Dwyer

Manager, Partner Engagement

Mayela Calderon

Manager, Partner Engagement

Kay McGowan

Manager, Partner Engagement

Emily MacLaren

Associate, Partner Engagement

Krystal Zamora

Partner Development, Associate

Marketing, Communications & Advocacy

Corinne Roller

Director, Advocacy

Tania Zaparaniuk

Senior Manager, PR & Communications

Ashley Gramby

Senior Manager, Marketing

Ashley DeJean

Podcast Producer and Editor

Zenzile Sky Lark


Norhan Elbermawy

Marketing Associate

Olivia Quintana

Associate, Public Relations 

Finance, Systems, and Research

Yoko Lindsay


Irwin Horowitz

Solutions Architect

Ryan Clarke

Director, Research & Evaluation

Marie Parenti

Project Manager and Quality Assurance Engineer

Rebecca Lindner

Data & Analytics Manager

Kai Okada

Project Manager, Technical Projects

Oluremi Olufemi

Analyst, Program Data

Audrey Chu

Data Analyst, Alumni

Daryl Lucas

Associate, Accounting

Maria Sabater Nunez

Associate, Operations and Research

Janet Berry

Salesforce Administrator

Pallavi Galipalli

Salesforce Administrator

People and Culture

Jana Chandler-Ligon

Senior Director, People & Culture

Deb Waldman

Director, People & Culture

Shanna Masdea

Senior Manager, Recruitment and Training

Elizabeth Mendoza

Manager, Recruitment

Tajá Cox

Manager, Recruitment

Noel McKenzie

Payroll Specialist

Roselby Sosa

Associate, People Operations

Rishi Mutalik

Office and Technical Associate