PepUp Tech Appoints Gina Avila as Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships
PepUp Tech aims to move the needle on diversity in tech by giving underserved young people the chance to follow their dreams in the tech industry. PepUp Tech supports motivated, under-represented children and adults by providing access to training, mentors, and additional resources needed to begin their careers.
Gina Avila comes to PepUp Tech with over 10 years of experience working with nonprofits, educational institutions and community based organizations. In her role as the Senior Director, she oversees community based partnerships and helps to connect students and alumni to opportunities that will enhance their learning experiences along their journey into tech. In her role as Senior Director at PepUp Tech, Gina fosters an environment of teamwork and ensures that strategy is clearly defined while overseeing performance and opportunities to develop, expand and improve programs.
In addition to her professional work, Gina is motivated by her passion to help others build, grow and develop. To this end she started a nonprofit in Westchester County that provides personal and professional development to young women and girls. She also volunteers her time at the Guidance Center for College and Career, El Centro Hispano, and Family Services of Westchester. Ms. Avila currently resides in Yorktown Heights New York, with her husband and 4 children.
“As our program continues to evolve we need passionate individuals on board to help us drive our mission forward. We are incredibly excited that Gina Avila will be a part of the team.” -- Selina Suarez, Founder and CEO of PepUp Tech. Contact Gina Avila at Gina@pepuptech.org.