Our Team


Erica Hsueh

Founder & Executive Director

Erica is a senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 Hsueh

Alissa is currently a sophomore 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. And She interned at the Facebook headquarters at Menlo Park during the summer of 2019.

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Ting Shiau

Ting is a well experienced tutor with an experience of 12 years in teaching all subjects for lower/middle school students. Graduated from National Taiwan University, with a degree in Library and Information Science. Ting is also the Bytes of Code Ambassador from Taipei, Taiwan.


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.


Aarthi Saravanan

Charlotte, North Carolina


Khushmeet Chandi

Aldie, Virginia


Riya Jain

Oakton, Virginia


Sadhika Dhanasekar

Ashburn, Virginia


Shruti Verma

San Diego, California


Samantha Muñoz

Monterrey, Mexico

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Kittson Hamill

Hunstville, Alabama


Krisha Patel

Schaumburg, Illinois


Sarah Tsai

Mission Viejo, California

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Sthuthi Satish

Bangalore, India


Ricardo Andrés

Monterrey, Mexico

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Khadija Coulibaly

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Neha Subrahmanyam

Novi, Michigan


Shirley Zhu

Bozeman, Montana


Sofie Marino

Sugar Land, Texas


Sofia Cantù

Monterrey, Mexico