I basically assist wherever am needed, set up events, and help spread the word. I live in Brockton and can see how much of an impact this team has already made in the community
I love volunteering for KodeConnect because I wish an organization like this existed when I was younger! Through the Girls Who Code club, I get to see young girls become more confident in their own ideas and abilities especially related to STEM. And I enjoy hiking with my sisters in my free time.
I strongly believe in the mission of KodeConnect. I’ve always been passionate about engineering, science and math since I was a little girl. I am hoping to be able to share that passion with the younger generations and inspire them to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. I am looking to help give students every opportunity to learn more about engineering.
Alex volunteers with KodeConnect to teach children basic programming skills. He feels passionately that it is important to teach children that programming isn't as complicated as it may seem and that introducing kids to it at a young age builds their confidence to pursue careers in technology.
“I enjoy volunteering with KodeConnect as we provide a great opportunity for our kids to learn. They aren’t just playing games they are problem solving and involved in STEM, which is what companies are geared towards these days. What an advantage for these young kids!”. You could typically find her volunteering through Fresenius or Fidelity, and she currently serves as a Board Member for KodeConnect.
Ashley our Program Coordinator, helps our future innovators by organizing, planning, and executing on all our programs. We are truly lucky to have her!
Mark is a software engineer in Boston helping KodeConnect refine curriculum, volunteering at teaching events, and lending a hand anywhere needed. Mark is passionate about helping young people empower themselves through technology and entrepreneurship skills. Mark also volunteers with BUILD Boston, Coder Dojo, and the Boston Collegiate Charter School.
Sophia has been with KodeConnect for over a year and has been instrumental in helping spread the word about KodeConnect using various social media platforms. We can’t showcase all the amazing stories and people without people like Sophia!
Sara is a leading software engineer, consultant, and tech entrepreneur. Having personally battled hurdles with being an ambitious female in a male-dominated industry, she's become a strong advocate for minorities in technology, believing "there's no greater value than the relationships we have, and helping each other succeed in endeavors for the greater good".
Sara's contributions to our organization range from hands-on work with instructing after- school children, volunteer recruiting, PR and brand awareness. Sara also volunteers as a Speaker Catalyst for TEDxYouth
Dr. Cabellon’s research reflects the need for educational institutions and organizations to strategically implement technology to improve work capacity, augment existing engagement efforts, and catalyze changes that positively impact student recruitment, retention, and success. He is avid runner (completing 18 half marathons, the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon and the 2017 and 2018 Boston Marathons). He resides in Brockton, MA with his wife Becky and daughters Emilia (13) and Elliana (11).
She is currently a Human Resources Specialist for Harbor Health Services, Inc. Tara manages the administration of benefit plans, worker’s compensation, as well as compliance.
Tara joined KodeConnect because she loved the mission of the organization which strives to help underrepresented children expand their STEM experience.
Isa is a double falcon having graduated from Bentley University with a BA in Marketing as well as obtaining her Masters in Information Age Marketing. She has deep roots in her community and serves as a Board Member of two non-profit organizations: Girls Incorporated of Lynn and KodeConnect Inc. of Brockton.
Kiana has a passion for teaching not only does she teach, she is the course coordinator for the business law course, she serves on several committees across Bentley University and is an advisor to two cultural organizations at Bentley as well as advising 30 first year students.
Founded KodeConnect to bridge the gap by exposing younger kids to STEM related programs that they’ve rarely seen. Building the interest early will ensure kids remain engaged with computer science as they progress in their education.
“KodeConnect empowers kids in a truly inclusive fun environment t learn how to code, make their own choices in how and what to learn, but also hone their critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.”