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The Leaders

Lena Levine

Lena Levine

Lena Levine is a web designer with a passion for beautiful typography, architecture and clean code. While obtaining her degree in Computer Science in Russia, she was always sensitive about the lack of women in technology programs. She is really excited to be a part of GDI team and to share its core goals and values. Her goal is to create a supportive community in Buffalo for women of all ages, and to show that coding can be fun and fascinating, and that it's never "too late to learn."

Quintessence A.

Quintessence A.

Quintessence is a cloud engineer who enjoys astronomy, physics, and mathematics. While working through her Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics at SUNY University at Buffalo, she started slowly transitioning to working more with software development until it became her full time career. Due to a lifelong interest in STEM, she has always been very sensitive to the fact that cis- and trans- women are both severely underrepresented in these fields and is working to proactively change that in the local community.

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The Organizers

Dani Allan

Dani Allan

Danielle is a senior at Niagara University majoring computer information sciences. She currently is an intern at Pointman. She is working on starting her own business in automotive photography as a hobby. She really cares about Women’s involvement in STEM which has lead her to GDI and she has given presentations at Niagara about the involvement of women in STEM. Dani also enjoys kickboxing, yoga & binging watching various TV shows.

Olga Nelioubov

Olga Nelioubov

Olga is a Software Engineer who was studying Computational Physics at the University at Buffalo when she found an interest in programming. She began her career as a System Analyst working for a contracting company, which exposed her to several types of systems and system design patterns as well as different languages that she used to simplify or automate various tasks. Throughout her education and work experience, she has become concerned about the lack of women in the STEM fields and has made it a priority to encourage gender diversity within them. During her time off, she enjoys reading, martial arts, and playing with her ferrets.