Your Hackbright Team

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Education and Career Development
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Ashley Trinh
Instructor
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Ashley Trinh
Instructor
Ashley was a San Diego-based fine artist and art curator until she attended Hackbright. After graduating, she went into the tech-industry as an independent freelance developer while TA-ing, part-time, for Hackbright's Prep program. There, she realized that she liked engineering software education more than software engineering, and transitioned to teaching full-time.
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Allian Roman
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Allian Roman
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San Francisco Part-Time Software Engineering Program Instructor. Allian graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a BS in mechanical engineering. While working in a factory, she realized how important software is in manufacturing and was inspired to learn how to code. After graduating Hackbright in March 2016, she went off to develop manufacturing web applications at GE Digital. In her free time, she's learning AI, ML, DL, and aspiring to work on self-driving car technology.
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Dave Galbraith
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Dave Galbraith
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San Francisco Part-Time Software Engineering Program Instructor. Dave has been programming for startups in San Francisco since graduating from UC Berkeley in 2014. He’s constantly looking to learn new things and lives to help others.
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Seema Ullal
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Seema Ullal
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Seema has been a part of the Hackbright community since 2016, first as a mentor and now as an instructor. She loves teaching at Hackbright as it combines two things that bring her joy– teaching and programming. Outside of Hackbright, Seema works as a software engineer in San Francisco.
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Janet Chavez
Lead Teaching Assistant
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Janet Chavez
Lead Teaching Assistant
Janet is a Hackbright alum from June 2018. Before Hackbright, she was a Computer Science student at the University of San Francisco. Janet loves Python, legos, and teaching!
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Jennifer Meara
Teaching Assistant
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Jennifer Meara
Teaching Assistant
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Judith A. Gray
Teaching Assistant
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Judith A. Gray
Teaching Assistant
Judith graduated Hackbright in Dec 2018! She is excited to help other students succeed in this life-changing program. Judith likes Python, books, and cats that are named for historical pirates.
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Chris Sederstrom
Senior Technical Recruiter
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Chris Sederstrom
Senior Technical Recruiter
Chris has spent nearly two decades in recruiting roles and as a freelance web developer. He is currently the senior recruiter for technology roles across all of Strategic Education's portfolio, including Hackbright, Devmountain, SEI Ventures, and Capella University.
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Wendy Saccuzzo
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Wendy Saccuzzo
Wendy Saccuzzo is a career coach and counselor with expertise in technical recruiting, diversity strategy, and coding schools & bootcamps. She’s made it her personal mission to help as many underrepresented people as possible get the careers and the compensation they deserve. She specializes in working with women in career transition, whether that means breaking into a new industry or developing leadership skills to take their careers to the next level. Her previous career experience includes tech sales and customer success, real estate, non-profits, and higher education.
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Staff & Admin
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Meggie Mahnken
Executive Director
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Meggie Mahnken
Executive Director
Years ago, Meggie soul-searchingly parted with studies in social cognition and feminist theory to become a software engineer. After spending time as an internal tools software engineer, she is now the Senior Director of Education at Hackbright.
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Daniel Staker
VP of Enrollments & Relationships
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Daniel Staker
VP of Enrollments & Relationships
Daniel has a background in corporate law and marketing. He thinks Hackbright is one of the most wonderful things he’s ever been a part of.
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Emily Moench
Director of Marketing
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Emily Moench
Director of Marketing
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Jackie Anderson
Admissions Counselor
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Jackie Anderson
Admissions Counselor
Jackie joins Hackbright after completing a tech Bootcamp herself in user experience design. With a degree in exercise and wellness, she has held positions in a plethora of industries including design, sales, customer service, and office management. Jackie couldn't be happier to be at Hackbright, working with such fantastic women changing the world of tech.
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