Tay Nishimura



Tay is a Site Reliability Engineer in New York with industry experience at cutting-edge technology firms. A believer in grassroots change, Tay also serves as an NYPD Auxiliary officer and American Corporate Partners mentor.

Sarah Flatt

Content Writer - English Program Ph.D. Candidate

Sarah specializes in 18th Century and Romantic literature. Her research interests include: Scottish literature, representations of history, and women writers. Prior to teaching First-Year Composition, she worked in several university writing centers and the Columbus Public Library.

Jessica Jha

Social Media Manager


Computer Science Student in Philadelphia exploring a career in technology and research. Jessica volunteers for education programs to  encourage minority involvement in technology.

Theodore Lindsey

Cloud Engineer - U.S. Air Force

Theo is a fun-loving cloud professional. He likes to play soccer, spend quality time with family and dogs, and fight for education in low income areas. He wants to provide free education to underprivileged youth and open their eyes to possibilities.

Sammy Tran

Software Engineer

Sammy continually seeks out new and exciting opportunities to learn and grow as a software engineer. He aspires to give back to his community through his work. Aside from his studies at Drexel University, Sammy likes to read and play chess.

Kunal Jha

Co-Founder - U.S. Army (USMA)


Kunal works within the Cyber Center of Excellence as an Active Duty Army Officer stationed in Augusta, Georgia. He is committed to finding pathways to success for Veterans transitioning out of prison. 

Hiro Nishimura

Content Strategist

Hiro is a freelance Technical Writer and Content Strategist, specializing in small to medium-sized tech startups. She is the Founder of awsnewbies.com, and a Technical Instructor at LinkedIn Learning. Previously, she has been a SysAdmin in New York and a Special Education teacher.

Cecil Green

UX Designer

A life learner with a passion for human-centered design, Cecil is an aspiring UX Designer in Brooklyn with professional experience at top architectural firms and startups. He enjoys learning softwares, creating illustrations, and writing music.

Scott Richardson

Software Engineer - U.S. Air Force

Scott is a Graduate Student in Georgia Tech's Online Computer Science program. He enjoys contributing to open-source software projects that help to make a difference in people's lives.

Enmanuel de la Nuez

Software Engineer

Endlessly curious, deeply empathetic, wildly imaginative. Enmanuel is a fellow and teacher's assistant at The Marcy Lab School, a college alternative for underrepresented youth to enter high-growth tech careers.

Ashlyn Thomas Smith

Program Manager

An outgoing and motivated professional, Ashlyn is a cyber security student aspiring to work in Cloud Security. She leverages her background and passion in education to support those who haven't had the best opportunities in life.

Tara Nolan

Marketing Specialist

Tara is a photographer by trade and applies the concepts and creativity to everyday tasks. After running her first marathon in the city in 2019, she moved to New York to pursue work in the creative industry. Prior to the move, Tara worked within marketing, design, and event management.

Garrett Freeberg

UX & Content Writer

Garrett finds human-centered ways to convey information and challenging concepts. He is a web and digital content writer from the Bay Area furthering his career in technology by transitioning into UX Writing and Content Strategy. 

Yi Yang

Software Engineer


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Yi is a studying Computer Science student at Drexel University who wants to start his own business one day. He loves working hard and always challenges himself to learn more, especially about software!

Steven Waldron

Software Engineer

Software Engineering Student looking to make a difference in people‚Äôs lives. Steven likes to draw, paint, and meet new people! :)