About Mission Bit


Despite being the heart of the tech industry, the Bay Area is home to thousands of high school students who lack access to computer science courses. The majority of these students are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in tech (Black, Latinx, female).


Mission Bit aims to inspire youth of color to explore the world of STEM with project-based computer science education that embraces their identities.


Mission Bit empowers young innovators who reflect our diversity to become leaders of the global technology revolution, developing solutions that serve our whole community.

Core Values

Social Justice

Providing equal opportunities for the underrepresented & under-resourced


Cultivating a supportive environment of like-minded peers


Practicing empathy, honesty, and openness


Embracing the responsibility to inspire future generations

Smart Risks

Encouraging the pursuit of passions

Our Team

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Byron Beasley

Curriculum Developer

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Candace Brady

People Operations Specialist

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Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer, Board President

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Cora Monokandilos

Director of Curriculum

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Cynthia Chin

Director of Programs

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Evalani Clark

Marketing Strategist

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Johnny Lin

Development Intern

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Rachel Scales

Innovative Learning Coordinator

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Zoe Kurtz

Program Manager

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Zuri Mubarak

Program Coordinator


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Angela Richards

Lead Instructor

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Brent Gannetta

Lead Instructor

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Daniel Flores

Instructor's Assistant

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Eric Ni

Lead Instructor

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Jake Guida

Lead Instructor

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Kaila Jones

Instructor's Assistant

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Kelly Shao

Instructor's Assistant

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Marvin Lee

Instructor's Assistant

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Matthew Escobar

Lead Instructor

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Ramon Garay

Instructor's Assistant

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Samuel Senar

Instructor's Assistant

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Sunny Marquez

Instructor's Assistant

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Ver Pasamic

Lead Instructor

Student Advisory Board

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Antonio Campbell Rodriguez

Carlmont High School Class of 2024

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Favour Odenyi

Mission High School Class of 2023

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Karina Anders

Lowell High School Class of 2023

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Kathleen Zapata

ICA Class of 2024

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Nate Sirivallop

Lowell High School Class of 2023

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Rafael Perez

Lowell High School Class of 2023

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Steven Wu

Wallenburg High School Class of 2024

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Tara Tiong

Lowell High School Class of 2023


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Allison Scott, PhD

CEO at Kapor Foundation

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Bob Ippolito

Entrepreneur, Maker of Things

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Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer, Board President

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Christine Keener

Director, Government and Community Affairs at Verizon

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Clive Downie

Board Emeritus CMO, Unity Technologies

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Dan Garon

GM of Emerging Platforms at Zynga

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Jeff Schnitz

Board Treasurer Founder of Hypothetico, Inc.

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Jennifer Collins

Board Secretary Senior VP, Business Development at Tunein

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Jill McNay

Marketing Professional

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Sam Purtill

Board Chair VP of Engineering at Advantage Solutions

Job Openings

Check out our open positions here.

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