Taylor is a second-year computer science (CS) major at Florida International University and has been a lead instructor for Code/Art for two years.
Taylor has also been a teaching assistant with Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program and was one of only 40 CS majors selected by Twitter to take part in their DevelopHER program. We are so proud of how far Taylor has come since getting her first introduction to coding with Code/Art when she was in high school!
Dianelis is a rising junior at Florida International University working towards her dual degree BS/MS in Computer Science. She has over 3 years of experience working in the software development industry and has been a Lead Instructor with Code/Art since 2018.
She enjoys teaching computer science concepts in a creative way, inspiring girls to code, and teaching them new skills. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and running.
Athenna is a Senior at Florida International University pursuing a degree in Computer Science. One reason she decided to pursue a degree in CS was the lack of women going into the field. Only 18% of women pursue a degree in CS.
She has always been passionate about working with kids. When the opportunity with Code/Art presented itself, she jumped into it. She hopes to continue helping girls join the community of Computer Science.
Lena graduated with a degree in computer science from Brown University and was one of the recipients of the undergraduate senior prize for computer science at Brown.
She’s passionate about the intersection of computer science and social impact. She currently works as a software engineer at Flatiron Health, a company whose mission is focused on accelerating cancer research and improving patient care.
Lena loves computer science because she finds it empowering to build something out of nothing, and loves passing on this skill to other young women.
Nathaly Hernandez is a student at Florida International University studying towards a degree in Information Technology (Software Track).
Having learned about coding during her time at college, she wishes not only to pursue a degree in technology but to also introduce coding to other young women, especially women of color, so that they can consider a career in Computer Science/IT once they enter college. “I want to see more girls get into coding so that they don’t feel intimidated or out of place when they first start out. This is a field for everyone, especially girls!”
Working with Code/Art for her sixth year (the first two while she was a CodeHER Club member), Lilly is ecstatic to return as a Lead Instructor with Code/Art this fall. Having helped lead CodeHER Virtual sessions this summer, Lilly is experienced teaching online.
As a rising senior at her school, Lilly is President of the Future Society of Women Engineers (FSWE) and the Analytics lead for her school’s robotics team. She can’t wait to encourage her new students to demonstrate their artistic skills through code!
Yuhan is returning to Code/Art clubs this fall for her third year as a Lead Instructor after being a CodeHER Club volunteer for one year and a club member while she was in middle school.
A rising senior at Ransom Everglades School, Yuhan leads her school’s programming team as president in competitions and co-curricular coding projects.
This is Isa’s second year as a Lead Instructor with Code/Art. Isa gained experience with teaching virtually this past summer when she TA’d for Code/Art’s summer programs. She also helped to develop new Level 2 and Level 3 lessons while interning with Code/Art over the summer.
Isa got her start in coding with Code/Art, where she completed all 3 levels in our CodeHER Club curriculum.
This is Kaylla’s second year as a Lead Instructor with Code/Art. Kaylla got her start in coding through a Code/Art CodeHER Club when she was in high school. Kaylla is passionate about gaming and will graduate with a degree in Game Design from Full Sail University this spring.
In addition to being a Lead Instructor for Code/Art’s CodeHER Clubs, Kaylla is also a Programs Coordinator for other Code/Art Programs.
Matthew is a Junior at Florida International University studying Information Technology. Born and raised in Miami, Matthew grew up being a student-athlete, having a passion for sports and education. In the past, he has been apart of multiple Code/Art programs such as Code/Art with Breakthrough Miami where he helped young students gain an interest and understanding of creative coding.
He currently works at FIU, tutoring students within the Information Technology and Computer Science field. As a hobby, he likes to play basketball, video games, reading books, and creating content for others to enjoy.
This is Jose’s second year with Code/Art. He started out as a Teaching Assistant in our Art Teacher “Train the Trainer” program. In addition to continuing to TA for that program, this past summer, Jose taught in our summer CodeHER Virtual program and is a Lead Instructor for a CodeHER Club this fall.
Jose loves to teach computer science to the new generation. When he started his journey learning CS, he wished he had more mentors and resources to learn from an early age. His goal is to help students on their journey learning and understanding computer science!
Tabassum is currently in her third year at Florida International University studying computer science. as well as working an internship at UKG. She’s passionate about being able to support girls that are interested in computer science and giving them exposure early on while also showing them that this is still a very creative field!
In her free time, she likes to draw, go for runs and spend with family and friends.