Hispanic Heritage Month
Ricky A. Rodríguez is a product of the American dream. His grandmother came to the United States in the late 90s where they found refuge in Lawrence, MA. He grew up humbly in the projects of Lawrence in a single parent home. He attended and graduated from Lawrence public schools and is an alumnus of the colleges of the Fenway (Wentworth Institute of Technology). His grandmother dedicated her early years working in the textile mills of Lawrence to support her family.
As a Procurement Manager at LogMeIn, Inc. in Boston, Philippe Cândido leads the purchasing of technology goods and services on behalf of his company. Working in collaboration with senior stakeholders in TechOps, Finance, and Legal, Candido’s role is to negotiate the best possible deals on behalf of LogMeIn.
Agustina Fainguersch has always been drawn towards technology that could have a global impact. That’s partly what led her to co-found Muzi, a company and eponymous app that helps clients with private, affordable health diagnostics, especially in developing countries.
In 2019 Zaida was sworn in as Gateway Technical College’s newest board member, marking a full-circle story for the Racine engineer. In the decade prior to becoming a board member, she earned two degrees from the college, successfully entered her career, earned her four-year degree and represented and shared the Gateway story to area communities, the state of Wisconsin and even the nation.
As executive director of Latina Girls Code, Stephanie Castillo works to bridge and eliminate the diversity gap for girls, specifically Latinas, interested in entering the tech world. California School News asked Castillo to share her perspective on the importance of opportunity and access to the tech fields for all students ahead of her appearance at CSBA’s Leadership Institute, July 13–14.