About Mission Bit

Challenge

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

Mission Bit is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students to unlock their full potential. We build professional pathways for under resourced high school youth across the SF Bay Area by making computer science more accessible through our free project-based courses.

Belief

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

Community

Cultivating a supportive environment of like-minded peers

Love

Practicing empathy, honesty, and openness

Accountability

Embracing the responsibility to inspire future generations

Smart Risks

Encouraging the pursuit of passions

Our Team

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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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Belinda Coronado

Program Coordinator

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Zoe Kurtz

Program Coordinator

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David Topete

Videographer

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Erin Mendez

Social Media Strategist

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Kayla Wilton

Office Administrator

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Shailendra Jain

Operations Manager

Teachers

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Scott Mauer

Lead Instructor

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Wilson Ng

Lead Instructor

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Brent Gannetta

Lead Instructor

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Brian Stapleton

Workshop Series Instructor

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Imani Dawson

Workshop Series Instructor

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Joe Lerner

Lead Instructor

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Sirasit Thitirattanakorn

Lead Instructor

Student Advisory Board

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Alyssa Wu

Lowell High School Class of 2022

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Carmen Li

Galileo High School Class of 2022

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Esther Zeng

Lincoln High School Class of 2022

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Favour Odenyi

Mission High School Class of 2023

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Johnny Lin

Washington High School Class of 2022

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Karina Anders

Lowell High School Class of 2023

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Lilian Emelife

Burton High School Class of 2022

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Oswen Martinez

San Francisco University High Class of 2022

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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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Sonia Lee

Lowell High School Class of 2024

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Tara Tiong

Lowell High School Class of 2023

Board

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Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer, Board President

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Sam Purtill

Board Chair Co-Founder & CTO at Jyve

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Jeff Schnitz

Board Treasurer Founder of Hypothetico, Inc.

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Farid Vij

Board Secretary Head of Corporate Development at Ciitizen

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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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Bob Ippolito

Entrepreneur, Maker of Things

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Jill McNay

Marketing Professional

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Abel Regalado

Mission Bit Alum & Software Engineer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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Allison Scott, PhD

CEO at Kapor Foundation

Job Openings

Check out our open positions here.

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