Our Team

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Our Team

Our passionate, dedicated team collaborates to develop and deliver innovative programs that help diverse college women break through in tech. Spanning national HQ and local sites in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami, Los Angeles, and Boston, with trusted advisors all over the country (including some of our students), we are a diverse group united by our belief that a better future depends on all of us.

 

National Team

Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz, PhD

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Founder & Executive Director

Debbie Marcus

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Senior Director, Break Through Tech
Christian McIntire

Christian McIntire

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Senior Director, Break Through Tech AI
Megan

Meghan French

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Strategy & External Affairs

Allison Pirpich

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Director of Career Development and Mentorship, Break Through Tech AI
Hari

Hari Raghavan

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Director of AI Studio, Break Through Tech AI
Melissa Ference

Melissa Ference

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Director of Special Projects, Break Through Tech AI

Corrine Doron

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Director of Micro-internships, Break Through Tech
Mario

Mario Tano, MHRM

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Assistant Director of Recruitment & Preparation, Break Through Tech
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Mimi Tu

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Data and Operations Coordinator

Nalini Ramdeo

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Computing & AI Program Intern

Program Site Directors

Amita Shetty, Director of Break Through Tech Chicago

Amita Shetty

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Director, Break Through Tech Chicago
Donna White

Donna White

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Director, Break Through Tech DC
Amelia

Amelia Tidona

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Cornell Site Director, Break Through Tech AI
Chu Huang

Chu Huang

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MIT Site Director, Break Through Tech AI
Kevin Graham

Kevin Graham

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UCLA Site Director, Break Through Tech AI
Amanda O’Donnell

Amanda O’Donnell

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Virtual Site Director, Break Through Tech AI

Advisory Committee

Carla Brodley

Carla Brodley

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Dean of Inclusive Computing; Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Computing at Northeastern University
Dwana Franklin-Davis

Dwana Franklin-Davis

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CEO, Reboot Representation
Ann Kirschner

Ann Kirschner

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Founder and CEO, Comma Communications | Professor, Arizona State University

Colleen Lewis

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
Lynn McMahon

Lynn McMahon

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Managing Director, Accenture
Nicola Palmer

Nicola Palmer

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Chief Technology Ambassador , Verizon
Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

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National Director, GET Cities
Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz, PhD

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Executive Director, Break Through Tech
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Eva Tardos

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Chair, Computer Science Department, Cornell University
Kristen Titus

Kristen Titus

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Executive Director, Cognizant Foundation
Laurel Yamaguchi

Laurel Yamaguchi

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Senior Program Strategy and Investment Manager, Pivotal Ventures

Student Advisors

  • Ammran Mohamed, Columbia University
  • Melissa Poggioli, the City University of New York
  • Chenille Lawrence, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Valeria Gogunska, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Shruti Sekar, George Mason University
  • Eileen Nolan, George Mason University
  • McKenna Shay, University of Maryland
  • Abril Arias, University of Maryland
  • Skipper Garcia, the City University of New York
  • Wildline Lincifort, the City University of New York