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Chiitra Tibbs started coding while in high school by learning Pascal and hasn't looked back. Chiitra is an accomplished Full Stack Software Engineer with over 10 years of experience in all phases of software development life cycle. These days she is Software Development Engineer at Amazon. In her free time she is working to build, Southern Enrichment, a company focused on providing culturally based digital literacy and computer science curriculums for students grades 6th through 12th. Chiitra's personal mission in life is to inspire critical thinking one mind at a time.
Morgan Cates is in love with people, places, and things (in that order). Morgan began her professional career as an autism teacher and special education coordinator where she learned the difference that businesses can make on schools and students with the services they provided. Morgan went back to college for non-profit business management and is a passionate proponent of B Corps now and businesses in general operating “people-first” and serving society as their main purpose. Morgan is currently leading the Project Shift Engineering Fellowship with the goal to help adult students of all backgrounds learn and contribute to the software industry.
Dr. Rose Lorenzo
Dr. Rose Lorenzo has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, including owning and operating several companies as well as more than 20 years in the banking and finance industry. She is passionate about helping business owners learn to grow and sustain their businesses. Dr. Rose is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hackathon Jr. a non-profit organization that provide children with access to STEM education and preparing the next generation of leaders to solve problems with technology.