Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Sam Rossman

September 20, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch Spreading TechGirlz’ mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers. As Outreach Representative, Sam Rossman plays a key role in promoting TechShopz and other opportunities to support the organization. Sam’s mother, Tracey Welson-Rossman -- founder and CEO of TechGirlz -- inspired him to get involved. “Her tireless dedication to the organization is what keeps me interested in what the technology industry has to offer,” Sam explains. Sam works in the film industry, both on his own projects and larger scale productions. He started out by making videos for TechGirlz and was later…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jillian Hall

August 28, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman One misconception people often have about technology is that a person needs loads of experience to even get a foot in the door. Jillian Hall, who has been an intern with TechGirlz since January, had no previous experience in tech before beginning her internship. Over the course of eight months, she has learned a lot and hopes that what she's learned will stay with her throughout the rest of her career. Jillian found out about Techgirlz through her father, who introduced her to Tracey Welson-Rossman, the founder and CEO. Tracey introduced Jillian to the…

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06/06/2018 Tell Your Story With Graphics TechShop Recap

July 31, 2018

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Eric Vo graduated from Temple University in 2017 and is a part of our continually growing TechGirlz volunteer community in Philadelphia, PA. On June 6, Eric Vo, a recent graduate of Temple University, taught "Tell Your Story with Graphics" at the South Philadelphia Library. The goal of the workshop was into introduce students to infographics, common marketing techniques, and to help them choose tools to use to create infographics. It was the second time that Eric taught the topic -- the first time was in Fall of 2017, when he worked with one student…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Danielle Passaglia

July 27, 2018

Written by volunteer Alison Perch Danielle Passaglia is a strong advocate for STEM education. Though Danielle was always interested in math, an introduction to AutoCAD (design software) in high school led her on the path of architecture and engineering. Today, Danielle is a mechanical engineer at Arup, where she designs the mechanical systems for buildings around the world. Technology is an integral part of her job, and she loves learning about new software and tools that can streamline her day-to-day work. “I'm constantly designing, engineering, and thinking of innovative solutions on a daily basis,” she says. Danielle notes that it…

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PE Cares – Tech Workshop with TechGirlz Recap

July 19, 2018

Nicole Jostes, Productive Edge (PE) Office Manager, shared a recap of the TechGirlz workshop their office ran. Nicole and six other PE volunteers used the “A Day in the Life of a Web Designer” TechShopz in a Box™ materials to share their love of technology with a group of middle school girls. The full article was originally published June 22, 2018 on the Productive Edge blog. While most people would be tempted to spend one of the hottest Saturday afternoons in Chicago outdoors, fourteen middle school aged girls chose to spend their day inside at the Productive Edge office to…

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