Pooja Pasawala

Director

Pooja is the Director of ChickTech: Bay Area where she leads the high school program, mentorship program, and communications and marketing. She is a software engineer at True Link Financial. In her spare time Pooja enjoys going to the movies, eating ice cream, and doing yoga.

Tanvi Kolte

Volunteer & Community Manager

Tanvi is the Volunteer and Community Manager of ChickTech: Bay Area where she leads the career program, our annual ACT-W conference and corporate partnerships and sponsorships.  She graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016 and currently works as a DevOps Engineer at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California.  In her free time, she loves to read science fiction books and spend time with friends and family!

Rebecca Hsieh

Partnerships Lead

Rebecca is the Partnerships Lead for ChickTech: Bay Area, and is also a software engineer at Cisco Systems. She is a Washington native, and earned her B.S. in Computer Science from Western Washington University. Rebecca is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, cooking, and baking.

Allison Hall

Mentorship Program Lead

Allison is the Mentorship Program Lead for ChickTech: Bay Area. She is a frontend software engineer at brightwheel with a passion for technology outreach and education. Allison also runs half marathons, is learning photography, and loves to travel.

Aron Cutler

High School Workshop Manager

Aron is the High School Workshop Manager for ChickTech: Bay Area. He has a diverse background, with graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Electronic Business and is currently a Software Engineer at Uber. In his free time, he loves to travel, try new restaurants, go to concerts, and play board games.

Juliet Skaggs

Finance Director

Juliet is the Finance Director for ChickTech: Bay Area where she manages all chapter finances. She is a Senior Accountant at a cosmetics company named Kendo, which is part of LVMH. Juliet enjoys living in and exploring beautiful San Francisco, cooking a delicious meal, camping all over California, and finding balance via yoga.

Raveena Cheema

Marketing Lead

Raveena is the Marketing Lead at ChickTech: Bay Area and also works in Ad Operations at Edmodo. She earned a BS in Business Marketing and minored in Criminal Justice Studies. She enjoys volunteering, especially in advocacy of gender equality. In her free time she loves hiking, traveling, binge watching Netflix Originals, and trying new food. Her motto is eat first, ask questions later.

Suzy Hong

Participation Manager

Suzy is the Participation Manager for the ChickTech: Bay Area. Suzy, a SoCal native, recently moved back to California from Boston where she attended Olin College of Engineering for her engineering degree and worked in the wearables industry afterwards. She is passionate about empowering women and young female students to challenge the status quo and never take no for an answer!

Mia Choi

Design Lead

Mia Choi is founder of Hammie Hamster Labs, Inc. where she develops girl-friendly engineering toys and apps. During her Master’s program in Korea, she realized the synergetic power of design and engineering in inspiring girls to build the things they want. After becoming a mom of a baby girl, she is now working hard to come up with a balance between caring for her baby and her career so that she can be both a fun and inspiring role model for her daughter.

Nigar Zeynalova

Social Media Manager

Nigar is the Social Media Manager at ChickTech: Bay Area, where she is responsible for creating content and promoting ChickTech within social pages. She is professional in fashion and cosmetics industry and owns online store for cosmetics. During her free time she takes over some volunteer projects where she further develops herself and learns new stuff.

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