Leadership

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Our Leadership

Our team at Break Through Tech National connects our local sites across the country so that we can align around our mission of building more inclusive tech ecosystems.

 

Get to Know Our Team

Judith Spitz

Judith Spitz, PhD

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Founder & Executive Director
Debbie Marcus

Debbie Marcus

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Senior Director, Break Through Tech
Christian McIntire

Christian McIntire

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Senior Director, Break Through AI
Meghan French

Meghan French

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Strategy & External Affairs
Amy Furman Headshot

Amy Furman

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Director of Community Impact, Break Through Tech
Krysta Battersby

Krysta Battersby

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Assistant Director of Programs, Break Through AI
Iza

Izabella Wieckowska

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Data Analyst
Caroline Cook Headshot

Caroline Cook

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Communications Assistant
Mimi Tu Headshot

Mimi Tu

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Administrative Assistant
Lena Rose Headshot

Lena Rose

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National Communications Intern

Affiliate Site Directors

Julissa

Julissa M. Baez

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Director, Break Through Tech New York
Marin Cherry's Headshot

Marin Elise Cherry

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Director, Break Through AI New York
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

Advisory Committee

Carla Brodley

Carla Brodley

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Dean of College of Computer Sciences & Exec. Director of CIC, Northeastern University
Zach Dodds

Zach Dodds

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Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Dwana Franklin-Davis

Dwana Franklin-Davis

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CEO, Reboot Representation
Ann Kirschner

Ann Kirschner

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Dean Emerita, Macauley Honors College and University Professor at CUNY

Colleen Lewis

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
Debbie Marcus

Debbie Marcus

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Senior Director, Break Through Tech
Lynn McMahon

Lynn McMahon

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Managing Director, Accenture
Nicola Palmer

Nicola Palmer

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Chief Product Development Officer, 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 U.S. Foundation
Laurel Yamaguchi

Laurel Yamaguchi

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Senior Program Strategy and Investment Manager, Pivotal Ventures