Meet our Leadership

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In January of 2017, Selina Suarez founded PepUp Tech to create a pathway to and through tech for underrepresented students. That same month she began her current role as Senior Product Manager for K-12 Education at Salesforce.org in San Francisco. Prior to coming to Salesforce Selina spent 5 years running programs and developing Salesforce applications for K12 schools and Youth Development organizations across the country. From 2003-2011 she worked in Higher Education focusing on educational attainment for low-income, minority and international students. Throughout her career she has been an advocate for educational equality, diversity and inclusion. She frequently performs pro-bono volunteer projects for organizations in support of social mobility for low-income and people of color.

 

Selina received an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration, with highest distinction, from Monroe College in 2005 where she focused her studies in Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology.

 

Selina is from New York City and attended public schools including Mark Twain JHS for the gifted and talented where she first began to unravel the complexities and varying levels of education offered to children from low-income areas in NYC.

Founder/Executive Director , PepUp Tech 

Selina Suarez

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Rebe is a passionate lifelong learner and teacher. A native Chicago south sider, she comes from an environment rife with struggle and hardship; however, despite those hardships she acquired a deep seated strength to support and empower others in need.

 

A mother, a trained writer and a major book nerd are just some of her many titles when she is not involved in her extracurricular activities with other Salesforcians.

 

She currently works as a Salesforce consultant and has also recently received the Salesforce MVP award for her work with others within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Board Member, Curriculum Development Committe

Rebe De La Paz

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Stephanie works at Spredfast as the Director of Salesforce and Business Operations. She got her start in Technology 19 yrs ago at Dell.  After Dell she went on to work for startups and Apple. After Apple she focused her energy 100% on the Salesforce Platform. Stephanie is also a 2x Salesforce MVP with 3 Salesforce Certifications.

 

She lives and breathes Salesforce, so much so, that in January of 2014, she founded and continues to lead the very first Salesforce Women In Tech chapter in Austin, that now has chapters throughout the US and globally.  She also Founded and has been leading Salesforce Saturday since March of 2015, which works within the Salesforce platform to grow your individual skillets within a team environment, and has grown to many new chapters throughout the US, India and Amsterdam.

 

Stephanie also works with Veterans and spouses of Veterans through the Merivis Foundation, to help them get started in a career in Salesforce and has been a mentor within the Austin Partners in Education program for the last 3yrs. Stephanie works to provide mentoring to children, teens and adults in both their personal and professional lives.  Due to the amount of mentoring Stephanie has done within the Austin Salesforce Community and the Austin Community in general, she was a Finalist for Mentor of the Year for Austin’s Under 40 in 2016.

Board Member, Workforce Development Committee

Stephanie Herrera

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Shonnah Hughes has spent over a decade leveraging the Salesforce.com platform and other tools to create technical solutions for streamlining and optimizing processes wrought with manual dependencies. Additionally, Shonnah has incorporated her training expertise in conjunction with her process improvement methodologies to effectively and efficiently train customers, end users and stakeholders.

 

Because Shonnah started her career in customer service, the end user's satisfaction and adoption of software is always at the forefront of the solutions that she designs. She is determined that her team maintain results with solutions and service that is done right. Shonnah is focused on providing her colleagues and customers with dependable and secure solutions that amplifies their satisfaction and success.

 

Shonnah has managed SFDC in many industries including Finance, Medical, Real Estate and Non-Profit. She has worked as both a member of the IT Group as well as with the Business Development groups and has often times worked as the liaison between the two.

 

Because she believes in giving back, Shonnah supports non-profits and whole-heartedly champions SFDC's touted "1:1:1 model". She recently created the Women In Tech Diversity Chapter to address the unique challenges and stigmas faced by minority women. This group provides support, encouragement, mentoring and opportunities to collaborate and network.

Board Member, Committte

Shonnah Hughes

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With over a decade of experience building meaningful and sustainable partnerships between nonprofits and corporations, Jessica has led over 100 corporate engagement events and programs, connecting thousands of employees from the finance, media, beauty, fashion, real estate and technology spaces to clients from NYC's largest non-profits.

Jessica has a vast range of experience and expertise within the non-profit space, having raised funds for Safe Horizon, Inwood House, Young Women’s Leadership Network and Grace Institute, in addition to the Obama for America Tri-State Finance Office in 2008. Jessica has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.

Director of Development, PepUp Tech 

Jessica James

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Devohne Moore is an Alumni of PepUp Tech.. He completed the 10-week bootcamp in April of 2018 and then decided he wanted to pursue a role at PepUp Tech to help other students find a way to a career in tech. Devohne is passionate about helping to elevate the status of people of color, low income and LGBTQ communities. He is passionate about  creating pathways for all. 

Program Coordinator, PepUp Tech

Devohne Moore

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Meet our Volunteers

Shakil Kamran

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Consultant 

Nowit Matters

NYC

JonAnn Clemente

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Database Administrator

Forme Medical Center

NYC 

Consuela Hendricks 

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Grow with Google Scholar 

Google / Udacity

Chicago

Lisa Diedrick 

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Risk and Consultancy 

Deloitte

NYC

Linden Johnson

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CRM Administrator

2U

NYC

Shem Enriquez

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Salesforce Administrator

Vibes Media

Chicago

Ariel Ridley

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Lightning Consultant

Salesforce

Chicago

Ricardo Perez

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Trailhead Content Engineer 

Salesforce

San Francisco

Sasha Manford

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Salesforce Administrator

Carl Marks Investments

NYC/NJ

Alejandro Lopez

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CRM Administrator/ IT Infrastructure

Make the Road

NYC

Grant Crusor 

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Director of Operations

Urban Village Church

Chicago

Jacey Llewelyn 

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CRM Administrator

Harlem Link Academy

 NYC

Sean Cade

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Meeting Support Specialist

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

NYC

Ariel Ponce

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Salesforce Admin Intern

Spireon

California

Oumou Diongue

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Software Development Intern

New York Life

 NYC

Victor Pedroni

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Salesforce Developer

Compac

California

Louise Razzagone

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Account Executive

Hustle

NYC

Shawn Padua

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Salesforce Admin

ConnectOne Bank

 New Jersey

David Mercado

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Junior Salesforce Admin

Pearl Capital Business

NYC

Rabiyah Subedar

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Associate Business Analyst 

Silverline

NYC

Lizet Avila

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Associate Business Analyst

Silverline

NYC

David Mercado

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Junior Salesforce Admin

Pearl Capital Business

NYC

Rabiyah Subedar

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Associate Business Analyst 

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NYC

Lizet Avila

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Associate Business Analyst

Silverline

NYC

Abel Agramonte

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Project Analyst

Yurgosky Consulting

NYC

Manveen Koticha

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Salesforce Admin

Children of Promise

Brooklyn, NY

Ashley Lagos

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Salesforce Intern

One Table

NYC

ABOUT US 

PepUpTech.org is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented people in tech.

 

Our goal is to inspire individuals to learn about computer science and technology, gain access to people and careers in these industries and ultimately give back to their communities. We seek to promote access in underserved areas.

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