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The Leaders

Maura Bastarache Oray

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

Mary Rocheleau

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.

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The Organizers

Antonia Acquistapace

Antonia Acquistapace

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

Bridget Dunn

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.

Lily Barrett

Lily Barrett

A Boston native, Lily majored in creative writing at Kenyon College and after graduation, spent time in political communications, urban education, and public media. She discovered her love for programming during a Girl Develop It JavaScript course. After pursuing a mix of part-time courses and self-teaching, she went through Launch Academy’s immersive, full-stack web development course. Upon completing the program, Lily stayed on at Launch as a software developer and instructor, where she works primarily with Ruby on Rails and ReactJS. She loves dogs, all-day brunch, pair programming, teaching, and learning new things, and she is psyched to be part of the Girl Develop It leadership team.

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Katie is a Technical Writer for Eze Software Group. She has a Masters in Technical Communication from the University of North Texas and an MBA with a focus in finance from Drexel University. She has taken several Girl Develop It programming classes (including HTML/CSS, Ruby, and JavaScript) because she just likes learning new things.In her spare time, she volunteers for Boston Cares, takes hikes with the Appalachian Mountain Club, reads all the books, and trains for Strongman Competitions.

Sara Cashman

Sara Cashman

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 Lee

Jenn Lee

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.