BIO

Jenn joined Microsoft in September 2013.  In Jenn’s role at Microsoft, she is responsible for the program management of the Machine Learning models built to support the Azure business.  Her first 2 years at Microsoft were spent as Program Manager for the buildout of Microsoft’s global network.

Prior to Microsoft, Jenn spent 3 years in program management at Salesforce.com, supporting the expansion and operations of the data centers domestically and globally.  Jenn’s first 9.5 years in technology were spent at AOL, where she worked in a variety of technical roles and management.

Jenn is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Governor’s University to compliment her background in infrastructure and technology.

Jenn lives in Bothell with her husband, 2 dogs and 1 cat.  When Jenn is not working, you can find her studying, watching travel shows, reading, or volunteering with IGNITE.

 

WHY YOU ARE INVOLVED WITH IGNITE?

 I am involved with IGNITE to help expose young ladies to the variety of career opportunities in Technology through sharing my story and experience.  I also appreciate that IGNITE provides field trip opportunities to various technology companies, so the girls can experience what working in technology looks like, and get hands-on experience coding.

 

WHY DO YOU THINK IGNITE MATTERS?

 IGNITE matters because representation matters.  It is important for the young ladies to see and hear from women who are like them and faced many of the same challenges they face.  The young ladies are exposed to real stories about overcoming obstacles and success in what continues to be a male-dominated industry.

 

HOW HAS IGNITE INSPIRED YOU? 

I am inspired by seeing the program work!  The data show the number of girls taking technology classes is increasing.  The passion and stories shared by the students, volunteers, and IGNITE employees inspires me as well.

                                                                                                       

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT IGNITE WITH THE WIDER COMMUNITY? 

Through its various programs, IGNITE is encouraging and building our next generation of women in technology leaders.

 

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