Your Hackbright Team

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Education and Career Development
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Meggie Mahnken
Sr. Director of Education
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Meggie Mahnken
Sr. Director of Education
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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Ashley Trinh
Instructor
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Ashley Trinh
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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
Instructor
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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Judith A. Gray
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Judith A. Gray
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
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Chris Sederstrom
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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Dori Grant
Executive Director
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Dori Grant
Executive Director
Dori came to Hackbright from a bay area university where she recruited and ran admissions for their business school. By joining Hackbright she is looking to support the women in tech movement and create impactful change.
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Ilana Bercovitz
Director of Marketing
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Ilana Bercovitz
Director of Marketing
Ilana is a product marketing professional who specializes in bringing innovative products to market and evangelizing the products she loves most. She has spent the last 10 years diving into the intersection between technology and society. You can find her writing featured on SmallBizTrends, ReTargeter, Dream of a Nation, and many others.
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Victoria Davis
Sr. Admissions Counselor
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Victoria Davis
Sr. Admissions Counselor
Victoria is a huge advocate for the empowerment of women and girls. As a council member of Fair Play for Girls in Sports, she fights for girls to have access to the same resources as boys in sports and recreation. She joined Hackbright to help change the ratio and be a helpful tool and resource to every woman in their goal to make their stamp on the tech industry.
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Tori Tsu
Brand & Content Marketing Manager
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Tori Tsu
Brand & Content Marketing Manager
A passionate storyteller, Tori brings 10 years of marketing experience to Hackbright. Specializing in Brand, Content, and Corporate Social Responsibility, she believes in the power of human connection. Outside the office, you can find her exploring the Bay Area food scene, and teaching group fitness.
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Duponte Bullock
Office Coordinator
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Duponte Bullock
Office Coordinator
Duponte has worked in a variety of roles at several leading startup and tech companies in San Francisco. As Office Coordinator, he is committed to maintaining a fun and vibrant community for Hackbright students and alumnae. Away from work, you can catch him at the Oakland Coliseum cheering for the A’s, or off the beaten path searching for adventures.
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