Doubling the impact: Welcome, Hack.Diversity Mentor Network!

The Hack.Diversity Mentor Network has been activated! In parallel to the intern cohort, we have formed the Hack.Diversity Mentor Network, comprised of mid-level and senior Black and Latino engineers who uniquely possess the experience, insight, and advice to coach our interns on their professional journeys.

For our inaugural cohort, we are incredibly honored to have 16 highly accomplished and dedicated mentors who are volunteering their time to participate in the Mentor Network. Participants span across companies, sectors, and projects within the Boston innovation community. Each mentor has been matched with an intern to cultivate one-on-one relationships through weekly touch points as interns navigate their Hack.Diversity internships and their career trajectories.

Meet the mentors!

Inaugural members of the Hack.Diversity Mentor Network

First row, left to right: Alex Vigo (Software/Systems Engineer, SHPE Boston), Christopher Miller (Product Manager, Hubspot), David Bosquet (Manager of Sales Engineering, Rapid7), Tanya Mallory (IT Support, Carbonite)

Second row, left to right: Rick Fredkin (CEO, Eduporium), Justin White (CTO, Elsen), Lanelle Sneed (SQA Engineer, Cengage Learning), Miguel Diaz (Software Engineer, Vertex)

Third row, left to right: Elvia Bautista (Vice President, SHPE Boston), Franck Dzefi (CTO, Tech Connection), Nick Escallon (Software Engineer, DataXu), Jadd Jennings (IT Report Developer, Clean Harbors)

Botton row, left to right: Yemi Adepetu (Product Manager, Talla Inc.), Miguel Bejar (Software Engineer, Hopper), David Rodríguez Sánchez (CEO, Food for All), Shakwan Burnett (IT Support, Sense)

Unpictured (due to search result limitations!): Robert Carr (VP Engineering, SavingStar), Josue Brunache (Software Engineer, QuintilesIMS)

“As current VP of SHPE Boston, I have been a diversity advocate for many years. I’m a computer engineer, Hispanic, and a woman so I know exactly the challenges that a [Hack.Diversity] candidate can face. This initiative is the perfect outlet to continue fulfilling my passion.” — Elvia Bautista, Hack.Diversity mentor

A big thank you to the Hack.Diversity Mentor Network for doubling the impact of Hack.Diversity programming through investing your time to foster the next generation of tech talent! We cannot ask for better role models for Class of 2017.