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.
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.
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.
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.
Board of Advisors
Alissa is currently a freshmen student at University of California, Berkeley, majoring in computer science. Alissa participated in the 2017 Facebook/Girls Who Code summer program. She has previously interned at the CHOC Children’s hospital Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute during the summer of 2018. She is planning to intern at the Facebook headquarters at Menlo Park during the summer of 2019.
Bytes of Code Ambassadors
We are proud to announce our amazing branch ambassadors.
They will be spreading the mission of Bytes of Code in their community, and we are excited to work with every single one of these girls to make the world a better place by promoting STEM education and leadership skills.
Charlotte, North Carolina
San Diego, California
Mission Viejo, California