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. She graduated from a full-stack web development bootcamp focusing on the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js), and found a role on the web team of a niche e-commerce company. In her spare time, she loves bingeing on MOOC classes, reading through the never-ending book hoard she collects, collecting vintage found photos, and volunteering at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Maura Bastarache Oray
Maura is currently an MBA student at Brandeis University specializing in data analytics and information technology, and was formerly an 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.
During her spare time, she likes to practice foreign languages (especially Russian and Turkish!), bake, and run.
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.