Meet The Team


Samantha Perez

Main Organizer

Sponsorship Committee Lead

Samantha Perez

(she/her)

" By participating in this event, I am able to continue empowering others in the community as well as be a step closer to closing the gender gap in the field. It's been a great experience and I am grateful to be working with such an awesome team! "

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Githel Suico

Main Organizer

Website Committee Lead

Githel Suico

(she/her)

" Building something from the ground up and seeing it become a reality is absolutely incredible. It's an honor being a part of the push for a more inclusive and open space for women and under-represented communities in this industry. "

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Han Pham

Main Organizer

Design Committee Lead

Programming Committee Lead

Han Pham

(she/her)

“I am where I am today because of the people who have supported me in my tech journey. There is nothing more I want to do than give back to my community! In addition, I notice how putting yourself out there and attending a hackathon can really help one feel more accomplished in their tech journey. ”

Nicole Tendencia

Main Organizer

Programming Committee

Nicole Tendencia

(she/her)

Jainee Shah

Main Organizer

Programming Committee

Jainee Shah

(she/her)

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Nora Koirala

Main Organizer

Programming Committee

Nora Koirala

(she/her)

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Victoria Macali

Website Committee

Sponsorship Committee

Victoria Macali

(she/her)

" MarinaHacks has allowed me to be apart of something bigger than myself. Being involved in these committees has allowed me to virtually exercise my networking and frontend development skills. "

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Aimi Ross

Sponsorship Committee

Programming Committee

Aimi Ross

(she/her)

" I genuinely enjoy WiC's activities and have gained multiple benefits from them so I wanted to contribute MarinaHacks to provide attendees the best experience. "

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Leslie Ortega

Sponsorship Committee

Leslie Ortega

(she/her)

" I chose to participate in MarinaHacks because it's a great way to support Women in Computing. I also knew that I could earn some experience in networking for events. I can't wait to see everyone at MarinaHacks! "

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Keira Wong

Design Committee

Website Committee

Keira Wong

(she/her)

" As soon as I heard WiC was holding CSULB's first women-centric hackathon I knew I wanted to help out in any way I could -- I remember attending my first hackathon & feeling so nervous and out of place but I think events like MarinaHacks will be a great way for the women in our community to come together to learn from and support each other, maybe even make a few friends here and there! "

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Lorilei Egipto

Sponsorship Committee

Lorilei Egipto

(she/her)

" I was recommended to join the MarinaHacks team by my boss, Tu Ngo! She recommended me to work with this amazing team so I could be motivated to do a project while in quarantine and it's definitely been a great experience to diversify my resume and learn the behind the scenes for big events such as this. "

Allison Austin

Design Committee

Allison Austin

(she/her)

" I want to contribute to a community whose mission I believe in. I am so grateful for those I’ve met during my academic journey who have helped me build confidence in my skills, and I want to give others that experience. I also want to learn more about the field and how I can make it a better place. "

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Athena Yiv

Programming Committee

Website Committee

Athena Yiv

(she/her)

Dorothy Nguyen

Design Committee

Dorothy Nguyen

(she/her)

" I think it’s amazing that people come out to these hackathons to build their skill in tech and go through the experience. Even better, it’s incredible to see powerful women come together and pursue their passions! So I wanted to get myself involved to make sure it is the best possible experience & to support my community. "

Paula Oum

Design Committee

Paula Oum

(she/her)

" I really want to be a part of something important that can help people. It’s nice that there are events that are women-centric especially in STEM and I can be a part of it. It’s a really great opportunity to meet and network with other women in STEM and support one another. "

Caitlin Martinez

Programming Committee

Website Committee

Caitlin Martinez

(she/her)

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Denise Martinez

Programming Committee

Denise Martinez

(she/they)

" I chose to be apart of this committee to gain insightful experience, work with my peers, and be proud of being part of such an amazing team. I am all for bringing more representation into the tech field, so being a part of this event was well worth it. "

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Jocelyn Gonzalez

Programming Committee

Website Committee

Jocelyn Gonzalez

(she/her)

Glizelle Mapa

Website Committee

Glizelle Mapa

(she/her)

" Contributing to an event that is bigger than yourself is such an incredible feeling, and I am grateful that I get to pay it forward to my female colleagues though MarinaHacks. I hope our attendees this year will emerge from this hackathon with inspiration, motivation, confidence, and connections. "

Vanessa Montiel

Website Committee

Vanessa Montiel

(she/her)

" Helping out with MarinaHacks was a no brainer for me because I know how beneficial this will be for everyone, those helping and attending. I hope this women-centric hackathon continues to strengthen women’s confidence considering tech is a male-dominated industry and I hope more people are encouraged to attend in the following years. "

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