Karen Melara

Karen has over 6 years of experience working with NGOs, SMEs, and multinational corporations as a digital marketer and designer. Her expertise includes working in the North American and South Asian markets creating and implementing marketing strategies, social media strategies, digital and print designs and art directing. She holds a BSc in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing, Management, and International Business from the University of South Florida.

She’s a staunch advocate for environmental change and social justice and dedicates her time to helping causes that empower women and youth. She believes that educating our youth with the right tools give them the ability to create a brighter future for all.

Outside of work she enjoys learning about cultures, traveling, trying new food, dancing, reading a good novel, and watching random documentaries with her husband.

Our Team

Our team is committed to expanding equitable access to computer science and coding. We are former public educators, creatives, lifelong learners that are deeply engaged and passionate about what we do.

Brenda Bass

Professional Development Facilitator

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Heather Cunningham

Professional Development Facilitator

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Abby Funabiki

Associate Executive Director

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Laurie Green

Professional Development Facilitator

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Michael Hanahan

Development Consultant

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Stacie Mason

Research and Evaluation

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Karen Melara

Marketing Manager

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Clark Merkley

Executive Director

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Jared O'Leary

Director of Education & Research

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McKay Perkins

Professional Development Facilitator

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Kelly Powers

Professional Development Facilitator

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