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SMASH Academy At Stanford πŸŽ“

I presented my career path, moments of resilience and some key advice as one of three speakers for the SMASH Speaker Series at Stanford University.

Name

SMASH Academy at Stanford

Location

Stanford University – Stanford, CA

Date

July 19th, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Role

Speaker – β€œMy Career Path Thus Far”

About

SMASH AcademyΒ is a part of the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI), an education empowerment social arm of the Kapor Center of Social Impact.

SMASH is a free of cost, STEM-intensive college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color.

This state of the art program is run in partnership with several universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, and Stanford University.

I presented my career path, moments of resilience and some key advice as one of three speakers for the SMASH Speaker Series at Stanford University on July 19th, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

More Context

SMASH Academy, our flagship program, is a three-year STEM- intensive residential college prep program that empowers students to deepen their talents and pursue STEM careers. Every summer, scholars are immersed in tuition-free studies at leading universities throughout the country. During the academic year, scholars participate in monthly programming.

The SMASH Speaker Series connects professionals in the STEM field and beyond with SMASH scholars to introduce them to different backgrounds and academic/career pathways.

During this evening, your experiences and insights will provide our scholars the opportunity to learn various pathways in STEM and other careers, both academically and professionally.

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By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.