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The Leaders

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. 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 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.

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The Organizers

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 and now works as a software developer at Education First in Cambridge. 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.

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.

Rebecca Moreau

Rebecca Moreau

Rebecca Moreau is a Software Engineer at Wayfair, an e-commerce company specializing in home goods. Day-to-day, she works mostly on the full stack in JavaScript, PHP, and SQL. Rebecca recently graduated from Simmons College with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and has also been a TA for Girl Develop It twice for both the Intro to JavaScript and Advanced JavaScript classes.

Natalia Vidal

Natalia Vidal

Natalia Vidal is a Senior Front-End Engineer at Insurify, the first online car insurance comparison platform. Before moving to Boston, she completed a Chemistry Degree in Universidad Complutense Madrid followed by an MSc in Computer Science in University of Kent UK and worked at different companies in the UK and Spain including Accenture and Logica as a full stack engineer. She has also been a TA for Girl Develop It Boston and a TA and Teacher at Ironhack. When not working you can find her reading a book with a cat in her lap or enjoying some Bikram yoga.