Role Models: Yisselda Rhoc, Software Engineer at Def Method

Today’s Role Model is Yisselda Rhoc. Yisselda earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and specialized in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. On top of this strong foundation, she translates those theoretical fundamentals into tangible products. Today, Yisselda is a software engineer for Def Method, a New York City-based software consultancy. In her spare time, she also plans events as a committee member for NYC PyLadies. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’ve been a Software Engineer for four years. I’m currently working for Def Method, a small software development consultancy…

Role Models: Jen McNamee, Senior Manager of Partnerships and Channel Development at Braze

Today’s Role Model is Jen McNamee. Jen began her career analyzing ad revenue, but later realized she had a strong skill set for building relationships. Over time, she moved from tracking campaign data to managing accounts and eventually brokering large corporate partnerships. Jen is currently the Senior Manager of Partnerships and Channel Development at Braze, a mobile messaging customer engagement platform. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My title is Sr. Manager, Partnerships & Channel. I’ve been in this specific role since January, but I’ve been with my company for 2.5 years. Prior to…

Role Models: Lindsay Hinman, Senior Project Manager at Sabre

Today’s Role Model is Lindsay Hinman. Earlier in her career, Lindsay coordinated events and managed internal projects at different firms. Once she got a taste of managing a digital project from end-to-end, she was hooked on building products. Today, Lindsay blends her technical acumen with her strong communication skills as a Senior Project Manager at Sabre, a travel technology company. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’m a Senior Project Manager on the Digital Experience team. I started at Sabre in early 2017 as a Project Manager and transitioned into the Senior role about…

Role Models: Aurelia Moser, Program Manager at Mozilla Foundation

Today’s Role Model is Aurelia Moser. As a library science and art history student, Aurelia fell in love with open source projects that made information more accessible. She built her technical skills and helped developed interactive maps, metadata schemas, and training tools for users. For the past two years, Aurelia has served as the Program Manager for the Mozilla Foundation’s Open Science team. In her spare time, Aurelia leads the NYC chapter of Girl Develop It and teaches at NYU and SVA. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’ve been a Program Manager…

Role Models: Nicole Locklair, Talent Acquisition Lead at LearnVest

Today’s Role Model is Nicole Locklair. Nicole began her career as a project manager who coordinated teams of creatives. Through her own first-hand experience, she came to understand the skills and traits that made a great designer. This knowledge helped her pivot into recruiting and work her way up to manager roles. Today, Nicole is the Talent Acquisition Lead, Design, at LearnVest, a fintech startup that was acquired by the Fortune 100 financial firm Northwestern Mutual. How long have you been in this role? I’ve been in this role at my current company for about 4 months, but I’ve worked in…

Role Models: Marnie Hogue, Data Analyst at Plated

Today’s Role Model is Marnie Hogue. In college, Marnie majored in math and began her career analyzing data for both academic and non-profit institutions. She worked her way up to a Director of Research position but wanted to make a change. By building her programming skills, she navigated the transition and landed a data role in the tech world. Marnie is currently a data analyst for Plated, an ingredient and recipe meal kit service. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’m a Data Analyst at Plated and I’ve been in this role for…

Role Models: Oran Bambrick, SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland

Today’s Role Model is Oran Bambrick. In college, Oran studied social policy and film production. He spent a few years working on short films before moving into sales and marketing for an advertising agency. As he worked his way through the ranks, he fell in love with operations: the processes that help grow and scale a business. Today, Oran helps Irish companies move into new markets as SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My official title is SVP of Digital Technologies at Enterprise Ireland (the VC…

Role Models: Alyssa Edelman, Customer Success Team Manager at Greenhouse

Today’s Role Model is Alyssa Edelman. Throughout her career, Alyssa’s thrived in roles that let her help others and build relationships. Alyssa draws on her psychology background and her years of experience in customer service. Today, she’s a Customer Success Team Manager at Greenhouse, a SAAS that helps companies manage recruiting. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? I’m a Customer Success Team Manager, and I oversee two great teams within our larger Customer Success department. I’ve been at Greenhouse for three years, and I’ve been in a leadership position for a little over…

Role Models: Maimouna Siby, Marketing Strategist at Squarespace

Today’s Role Model is Maimouna Siby. From her college days, Maimouna understood media’s potential as a communication and empowerment tool. She worked as a data analyst for the Wesleyan Media Project, helped build engaged online communities at several tech startups, and even launched Girl to the World, a line of multicultural children’s books. Maimouna recently got promoted to her Marketing Strategist role at Squarespace, a company that makes software for website hosting. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My official title is as Marketing Strategist and I’ve been at Squarespace for 1 year….

Role Models: Kate Maxwell, Business Lead at Strava

Today’s Role Model is Kate Maxwell. Kate studied marketing and built a solid AdOps career in New York City. After several years in the industry, she felt like something was missing but wasn’t immediately sure of her next step. Through deep introspection, the power of networks, and her own persistence, she made a big move. Three years ago, she relocated to San Francisco and landed a role at Strava, a mobile app and website connecting millions of runners and cyclists through the sports they love. Today, she’s the Lead of the company’s business division. When she’s not working, she’s hosting…