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, Mondelēz International

Juan Sabater

Partner, Valor Equity Partners

Bozoma Saint John

Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Leyla Seka

Partner at Operator Collective

Phil Shawe

President & CEO, TransPerfect

Marissa Shorenstein

President Northern Region, AT&T

Jason Spero

Vice President of Performance & Programmatic, Google

Kara Sprague

EVP and GM of Application Services, F5 Networks

Executive Leadership Team

Tarika Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

Feargus Leggett
Chief Financial Officer
Deborah Singer

Chief Marketing Officer  

Laura Meli

Vice President, Development

Andrea Jordan

Vice President, Programs

Gloria Noel

Special Projects Manager & Assistant to the CEO


Jackie Blizzard

Director, Curriculum

Loraya Harrington-Trujillo

Director, Alumni Programs

Emily Moss

Director of Student Recruitment, Summer Immersion Program

Chrissy Ziccarelli

Director, Program Implementation 

Megann Strajcher

Director, Program Operations

Emily Ong

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Jálynn Castleman-Smith

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Erin Page

Senior Manager, Program Operations

Madeline Levine

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Josue De Paz

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Keyonne Session

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Amanda Souza

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Johana Rendon Ledesma

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Valerie Tomici

Manager, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Kibret Yebetit
Manager, Community Partnerships & Outreach
Anna Montoya

Manager, Program Delivery

Chelsea Sexton

Manager, Program Implementation

Jessica Capers

Manager, Program Implementation

Emma Andrews-McCoy

Manager, Program Implementation

Lucy Doyle

Manager, Program Communications & Outreach

Alex Zink

Manager, Student Recruitment

Raven Abreu

Manager, Program Events Operations

Gabby Becker

Manager, Program Operations 

Ashley McPherson

Manager, Alumni Programs

Yohanna Hailegebriel

Manager, Curriculum and Instruction

Samantha He

Curriculum Developer

Liza Stark

Curriculum Developer

Claudia Vazquez

Associate, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Hayley Mojica

Associate, Community Partnerships and Outreach

Lynn Shin

Associate, Program Operations

Elissa Guss

Associate, Alumni Programs

Taylor Gatison

Associate, Program Events Operations

Michaela Burger

Associate, Student Recruitment

International Expansion

Michele Giordano

Senior Director, International Expansion

Shannon Lee

Senior Manager, International Expansion

Jasmine Aragon

Program Operations Manager, International Expansion

Aisha Mitchell

Manager, International Outreach

Colette Eustace

Program Associate, International Expansion

Alejandra Romero

Associate, International Expansion


Leslie Renner

Senior Director, Partner Development

Nakia Alston-Hendrickson

Director, Partner Engagement

Lexi Curtice

Director, Major Gifts

Alisa Dwyer

Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

Maddie Whitlock

Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Caitlin Golub

Manager, Partner Engagement

Jessica Ball

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Kay McGowan

Manager, Partner Engagement

Mayela Calderon

Manager, Partner Engagement

Emily MacLaren

Associate, Partner Engagement

Krystal Zamora

Associate, Partner Development

Marketing, Communications & Advocacy

Charlotte Stone

Director, Campaigns

Corinne Roller

Director, Advocacy

Ashley Gramby

Director, Marketing

Tania Zaparaniuk

Director, Communications & PR

Zenzile Sky Lark


Ashley DeJean

Podcast Producer and Editor

Norhan Elbermawy

Associate, Marketing

Olivia Quintana

Associate, Public Relations 

Finance, Systems, and Research

Ryan Clarke

Senior Director, Research & Analytics

Yoko Lindsay


Irwin Horowitz

Solutions Architect

Cristian Campos

Senior Accountant

Marie Parenti

Project Manager and Quality Assurance Engineer

Rebecca Lindner

Data & Analytics Manager

Kai Okada

Manager, Program Technical Projects

Jessica Hunsinger

Manager, Product

Oluremi Olufemi

Analyst, Program Data

Audrey Chu

Analyst, Alumni Data

Pallavi Galipalli

Salesforce Administrator

Janet Berry

Salesforce Administrator

Daryl Lucas

Associate, Accounting

People and Culture

Jana Chandler-Ligon

Senior Director, People & Culture

Deb Waldman

Senior Director, People & Culture – Talent Acquisition

Elizabeth Mendoza

Manager, Recruitment

Tajá Cox

Manager, Recruitment

Roselby Sosa

Associate, People Operations

Rishi Mutalik

Associate, Office and Technical