Maura Bastarache Oray
Maura is a membership and information technology manager at the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts, a bar association and non-profit that works to advance women in the legal profession. Maura studied music performance at Boston University but became interested in coding when her organization was beginning to design a new website. Maura specializes in HTML and CSS.
During her spare time, she likes to practice foreign languages (especially Russian and Turkish!), bake, and run.
Mary Rocheleau graduated from McGill University with a degree in neuropsychology. During her last semester there she took a programming class in Java and quickly realized she needed more programming in her life. She went on to earn a masters degree in Computer Science from Brandeis University. While she was a student, she worked as a researcher in groups that bridged the gap between social sciences and computer science. Since graduating, she’s worked at athenahealth, a healthcare technology company. She currently manages the Data Warehouse product team, where she provides technical consulting on an analytics database. In addition, she serves on the executive board of the company’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
Antonia works as a Financial Analyst, supporting the CFO and CEO of a local Boston startup called Workable. She graduated with a BSc in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Antonia recently took a Data Analytics course at General Assembly where she learned how to use SQL and Tableau to extract business insights. She is currently enrolled in a Harvard EDX online computer science introductory course (CS50). In her free time, Antonia enjoys running, reading and painting in acrylic.
Bridget Dunn graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Economics and Peace & Justice Studies, concentrating on Gender and Economic Justice. She now works as an R&D Product Owner at a software company creating technology solutions for P&C insurance carriers. Recognizing the need to expand her technological understanding and skills, she enrolled in a front-end web development bootcamp and has enjoyed the challenge and rewards of learning to code. In her free time, Bridget enjoys gardening and reading.
Sara graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Relations, concentrating in Foreign Policy and Security studies. While searching for a solid skill base to build her career on, she found herself getting hooked on web tutorials, attending Meetups, and learning everything she could about web development. Sara recently graduated from a full-stack web development bootcamp focusing on the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js). She currently manages a bookstore and is looking to make the switch into a tech-focused position. In her spare time, she loves bingeing on MOOC classes, reading through the never-ending book hoard she collects, and volunteering at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Jenn is a software engineering manager with over 20 years of industry experience. She holds an MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management in information technology and finance. She has owned several startups, managed and mentored numerous engineers, and built a product that was acquired by a Fortune 500 company. She has a diverse technical background, including network & server management, databases, open source stacks and .NET as well as teaching web development classes at Northeastern.
In her spare time, Jenn is a ride leader for the Boston Area Cycling Meetup group.