Our Team


Erica Hsueh

Founder & Executive Director

Erica is a junior currently studying at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. She is a passionate entrepreneur, with a focus on technology, who wants to promote innovation to make a social impact in the world.


Shivani Pasricha

Director of Technology and Community OuTreach

Shivani is a junior at Northwood High School in Irvine, California. She has a strong passion for technology and aims to use her skills to benefit her community. She is the co-President of the Girls Who Code Club at school, and has been a part of the Irvine Cubesat Team, which successfully launched various satellites to orbit.


Catherine Zhao

Director of Technology

Catherine Zhao is a junior from the Harker School in San Jose, California passionate about crafting opportunities for marginalized groups in the hopes of resolving educational inequity. She is particularly interested in bringing education in the tech space to younger students and sparking their interest in STEM careers and majors.


Zaina Shaik

Director of Branch Ambassadors

Zaina Shaik is a junior attending Northwood High School who is passionate about computer science and entrepreneurship. As a vital member of Cubesat, a group building satellites that have launched into Space, she has gained valuable experience in the engineering field. She is excited to be part of Bytes of Code in addition to being a board member of Girls who Code, because she truly cares about spreading access to technology and computer science to inspire younger girls.