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Alumni Society – Member Spotlight

The Alumni Society is a network of mid-to senior-level Latino leaders who graduated from the country’s top universities. This network offers exclusive opportunities for growth and empowerment, with the goal of advancing Latino leadership in America.

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New Member Spotlight: Frances Coronel

Who: Frances Coronel, software engineer at Slack, codirector of Techqueria

Alma Mater: Cornell Tech (’17)

Her Work: Outside of her role at Slack, Coronel became codirector in August of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Techqueria, which serves the largest community of US Latinos in tech. Techqueria currently has a 15,000+ member reach across multiple online platforms, with more than 4,000 in its core Slack community, of which more than 1,100 members are active weekly and more than 600 are active daily, representing a 400 percent increase in growth over just the past year.

Techqueria has worked with more than fifty organizations, ranging from public tech companies to other nonprofits, and has been instrumental in connecting and growing employee resource groups that serve both Latinx and people of color in tech.

“We’ve done this by providing a platform for tech companies to increase engagement and visibility for D&I efforts by partnering on events, contributing to open-source projects, and facilitating mentorship,” Coronel says.

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.