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We ๐Ÿ’– Our Volunteers

For volunteer appreciation week, we asked our staff to highlight a volunteer that makes a big impact!

Author: Dani Macuk ยท National Marketing Manager – ChickTech
Post Date: April 19, 2023

At ChickTech, we are so grateful for our incredible volunteers who help make our mission a reality. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goal of creating a diverse and equitable technology future. Today, we want to shine a spotlight on some of our volunteers who have gone above and beyond to make a significant impact in their communities.

We would like to start by thanking Julie B. from Dallas, TX, who has been instrumental in getting the Dallas Program Site up and running. Her passion for our mission and vision, along with her can-do attitude, have been instrumental in helping us expand our reach in the Dallas area. One of our staff members had this to say about Julie: “Her hardworking and open-minded nature is so welcoming, and I am excited to see what she and her team will accomplish!”

We also want to recognize Adam D. from Portland, OR, who has been an incredible super volunteer. Adam has supported our high school program in multiple capacities, including moderating workshops, reviewing nominator data, and helping to shape events like our End of Year Celebration. His unwavering support and dedication to our mission are greatly appreciated, and we are grateful to have him on our team.

We would also like to thank Madeline and Trixia from New York, NY, for their work in planning and executing their company’s volunteer day. They went above and beyond to create interactive lesson plans for our emerging student technologists, and their passion for making a difference is truly inspiring. We are lucky to have them as volunteers!

Nate T. from Portland, OR, has also been an incredible asset to ChickTech. Despite being a recent addition to our volunteer team, Nate has already made a significant impact by helping us improve the ChickTech website’s design and user experience. We are grateful for his expertise and generosity, especially on such a big project.

We also want to thank Kimberly Clay from Eagleville, TN, who has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 2021. Her contributions have helped to grow ChickTech’s strategic impact and programming, and her advocacy for girls and women is truly inspiring. She is also a leader at Play Like a Girl and was recently awarded as the Nextstar Woman of the Year Award.

Lastly, we want to recognize Sandra Johnson from Denver, CO, who was a former ChickTech volunteer and co-director of the Denver Program Site. Sandra recently spoke to CBS Colorado about her work as a Regional Vice President, Transmission Operations, Colorado, Xcel Energy, where she highlighted the work of female mentors in STEM fields. We are grateful for her dedication to our cause, and it’s exciting to see her inspiring work continue even after her time volunteering with us.

To all our volunteers, we want to say a big thank you for everything you do to help us make a difference in the world of technology. We couldn’t do it without you!