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Jennifer Arguello

Executive Director
San Francisco Bay Area
Jennifer who is a Silicon Valley native and dual citizen of Costa Rica and the United States. She is an accomplished speaker and principle brain trust for women in technology and Latinos in STEM. She has a background in programming that includes a BS in Computer Science from UC San Diego and brings to the table over a decade of experience in technology. She has contributed ideas and purpose to companies creating products from mobile apps to the first Xbox Kinect gaming system. She has two significant passions: computing education for youth and technology startups. You can find her advising early-stage startups on products and technology or mentoring under-funded youth in computer science and entrepreneurship.
Argüello sits on the advisory board for several organizations targeting Latino and less represented youth in STEM. She is active on the alumni advisory board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego, Latinas in Computing, an affinity group for the Anita Borg Institute; and the highly respected Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Jennifer has won a great deal of industry recognition, recently being named a 2013 Silicon Valley Latino 40 under, 40 Latinos2Watch in Science and Technology, Latina.com 25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech, 2011 Femmeonomics, Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech; and 2010 National Association of Professional Women: Professional Woman of the Year. Her philosophy is powerful yet straightforward; to make every day count and earn your time on earth by adding value to it.

Follow her at @engijen

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 20

3:00pm EDT