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Meet Our IGNITE Heroes!
They are STEM professionals, educators, and IGNITE alumni. We celebrate each and every one of you.


 Click on the photos below to learn more about each hero




Laura Butler Technical Fellow & Vice President of Notes at Microsoft.
Charlotte Yarkoni Corporate Vice President-Azure Growth + Ecosystems
Sarah Bird CEO of MOZ
Julie Averill Execuitive VP & CTO at lululemon
Cameron Stewart COO at TUNE
Cynthia Tee VP Product Development at PlayFab
Lucas Brown Founder & Chief Product Officer at TUNE, Inc.
Lori Longthorne ITS Strategic Communications Manager at Alaska Airlines
Larisa Goldin CEO of Dreamclinic, Inc.
Cheryl Ingram, PhD CEO of Diverse City LLC & CEO of Inclusology
Kelly Elston UX Research Leader at Providence Health & Services
Marianne Marck CIO at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Liz Bander Sr Program Manager at Microsoft
Lisa Gifford Director of Corporate Strategy & Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Holly Muenchow Sr Program Manager at Microsoft
Jenn Hunter Program Manager at Microsoft


Logan McKenzie Management Associate at KeyBank
Shilpa Makineni Engineering Team Lead at Redfin


Hillary Prather Software Engineer at TUNE
Ali Wulf Recruiting Program Manager at TUNE
Virginia Bing Owner of Bingnet
Kylie Rassatt Product Manager at Zillow
Shawna Straub Service Operations Manager at REI
Kristi Yankacy SR Engineering Business Programming Manager at Microsoft
Myanna Harris Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services
Karin Mepani Sr. Relationship Marketing Manager at Microsoft
Andreina Vivas Software Engineer at Lenovo
Monica Martin Senior Risk Manager at Microsoft Corporation
Connie Olinde IT Director– Merchandising & Co-op Brands Technology at REI
Marcella Huang Student at Thomas Jefferson HS
Belinda McConnell Principal at Deloitte Digital
Cierra McDonald Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
Chandler Baker Software Development Engineer II at Microsoft
Dr. Susan Enfield Superintendent Highline Public Schools
Royce Badley Director of Career & Technical Education Federal Way Public Schools
Sydney Cochran College & Career Access Specialist Highline High School
Jane Hendrickson CTE Director Seattle Public Schools
Jennifer Spigner College & Career Center Specialist Seattle Public Schools
Charissa Eggelston Federal Way Public Schools Worksite Learning Coordinator
Karly Feria College & Career Access Specialist Tyee High School
Roderick Booker College & Career Access Specialist Evergreen High School
Michele Amato CTE Broadview Thomson Middle School Seattle Public Schools
Cindy Jamieson Family & Consumer Sciences Nathan Hale High School
Michelle Spenser Career & Technical Education Teacher FCS & GRADS South Lake High School
Julie Gatti Franklin HS Seattle Public Schools
Sara Baker College & Career Access Specialist Highline Public Schools
Devina Khan STEM Computer Essentials Teacher West Valley Junior High School
Maduchukwu Edith Principal Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial International School
Abdulraheem Abdulhakeen IGNITE Chapter Leader Katsina, Nigeria
Lisa Sandoval Interim Associate Dean STEM at Seattle Central College