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 Tech AI
Meghan French

Meghan French

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Strategy & External Affairs
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Allison Pirpich

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

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AI Studio Director, Break Through Tech AI
Corrine Doron

Corrine Doron

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Director of Micro-internships, Break Through Tech
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Caroline Cook

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Communications Assistant
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Mimi Tu

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Administrative Assistant
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Sydney Mayer

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Summer Intern

Affiliate 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
Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett

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Director, Break Through Tech Miami
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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

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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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 Foundation
Laurel Yamaguchi

Laurel Yamaguchi

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Senior Program Strategy and Investment Manager, Pivotal Ventures

Student Advisory Board

  • 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