Ghaida is a product designer at Change.org and co-leader for GDI San Jose. With a background in traditional graphic design and 15 years of coding for the web, she designs and writes code for products that are used by millions of people around the world.
Vanessa is a GIS and Data Engineer with a startup called Create. She originally studied Environmental Science and worked with plants and trees for a long time. After a while she got a crazy idea in her head that she could become an engineer and she went for it. Two years later she has gone from knowing zero programming to being a professional engineer. She is so excited to be teaching GDI and is always available to chat about tech, trees, or rock climbing.