caroline karanja

Ambassador

Caroline Karanja is a maker and creator, a curious soul with a need to code.

At a young age, she became obsessed with Leonardo da Vinci, due to his ingenuity and ability to merge creativity and technology.That spark, fueled with a can-do spirit empowered her to learn to code. During college, she found herself creating a few things here and there and was soon building small applications. 

A techie by trade, she fell in love with building online products immediately after graduating college. She worked for Fortune 500 companies as well as startups before pursuing her own ventures.

Caroline Karanja is in Minneapolis by way of Madison, Wisconsin and Nairobi, Kenya. She often finds herself at the intersection of culture and technology. Caroline consults with companies interested in creating intentional and inclusive workplaces. She conducts workshops and helps create strategic plans on diversity and inclusion. She also speaks on diversity, inclusion, and entrepreneurship in the Twin Cities.


Caroline has a strong background in evaluating corporate social responsibility, creating digital products and developing customer experiences. Caroline spends her personal time connecting with fellow Macalester College alumni, taking part in community events and curating her Pinterest account.

http://carolinekaranja.com/


susan Greve

Ambassador

Susan has been an active Twin Cities Geekettes participant since its inception in 2014. Building and fostering community is as central to Susan's being as helping the burgeoning tech talent find jobs in Minneapolis.

Her interest in technology began young, taking apart tape players and putting them back together. She was also her family's go-to for computer and technology help.

In addition to being an ambassador to the Geekettes, Susan is also an Entrepreneur In Residence with Tech.mn, and city director of the Lesbians Who Tech Minneapolis chapter.

When not out planning events, Susan is leaning on the talented community to hone her web development skills.

website: susangreve.com

twitter: @susangreve




casie lynch

Ambassador

Newb! After teaching herself HTML and CSS for fun, Casie attended the Prime Digital Academy bootcamp in 2015. She specializes in the MEAN stack and loves anything related to Javascript. In addition to continuing to learn the nuances of the MEAN stack, she is also interested in the Internet of Things and hopes to develop some mad Node.js skills to help her create something super cool. She is now working at Prime Digital Academy as an Associate Software Engineer and a Teacher's Assistant.

Ever since getting into programming, Casie has further developed her feminist side. She believes in the power of the STEM fields and the power of women. She is hoping she can use her newfound tech skills to help encourage MN girls and women to get involved and find their own voices.


Along with programming she likes playing music and hockey, reading, running, eating good food and drinking good wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 


beth korth

Ambassador

Beth Korth joined the local tech scene via a nontraditional route. After 10 years of working her way up through the ranks of the United States Postal Service, she found herself itching for new adventures. Attending a Geekettes meet & greet opened up a world of possibilities she had never imagined.

Since stumbling into the tech community, Beth has worked hard to ensure others have the same opportunity to make the transition. As a Geekettes ambassador, Beth hopes to be able to give back to the community that so warmly welcomed her. A strong advocate for diversity in tech, she currently freelances for TECH{dot}MN (http://tech.mn/) covering events in the Twin Cities that are related to video games, IoT, and women in technology.

Passionate about helping others achieve their goals, Beth is always willing to provide whatever assistance she can. She volunteers at the local English Language Learner’s class and serves the local video game development community in numerous ways. She helps organize the local chapter of the International Game Developer’s Association (http://www.igdatc.org/) and organized the first ever Midwest Game Jam (http://midwestgamejam.org/).

@BethKorth