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Digital Cohort Expansion

By: Jane, Admissions Specialist In March, we will have reached our first year of facilitating our program entirely online as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, we were saddened that our students would not experience the hands-on, collaborative, in-person learning model that Ada is so well known for. It was difficult, but our Education team worked tirelessly to translate our in-person program online as accurately as possible. Even after adapting our program online, there were bumps along…

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Black Adies @ Ada: Lynn Griffin

Interview lead by Rakia Wells, Communication Specialist This is Part 2 of a 3 part series highlighting the experiences of Black Adies at Ada and beyond. Lynn Griffin Cohort 10 Currently at: Indeed Lynn Griffin (they/them) and I comment on the warm sunlight coming through the blinds and the Pacific Northwest’s lack thereof. Hailing from Phoenix and initiating a solo road trip to the Emerald City, Lynn paints the picture of how they found themselves at Ada Developers Academy. LG:…

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Black Adies @ Ada: Ana Lisa Sutherland

Interview lead by Rakia Wells, Communication Specialist This is Part 1 of a 3 part series highlighting the experiences of Black Adies at Ada and beyond. Ana Lisa Sutherland Cohort 9 Currently at: Artsy Ana Lisa (she/her), from Cohort 9, joins me virtually in her Seattle apartment, cozied up on the couch, nestled next to her french bulldog puppy, Hops. As we get settled and check the wifi connection, Ana Lisa starts to describe her journey to tech. AL: I…

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Meet Ada’s Staff: Rachel Maheshwari

Rachel Maheshwari (she/her) – Career Services Manager I’m thrilled to be joining Ada as the Career Services Manager. My hope is to provide Adies all of the tools and resources they need to be successful as they transition from internship to the workplace and throughout their careers.  Before joining Ada, I worked at Year Up and Flatiron School, where I also supported students in breaking into careers in the tech space. I have been working in career development and coaching…

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Freedom and Jobs

By: Lauren Sato, CEO This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, much of our country is grappling with the renewed awareness that white supremacy is still alive and well in our country. And nearly 53 years after his assassination, the Promised Land King dreamt of still feels far out of reach for so many. At Ada this weekend, we are thinking specifically about the critical connection in Dr. King’s dream between freedom and jobs. In the latest US jobs report, we…

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Meet Ada’s Staff: Eryn Strong

Eryn Strong (she/her) – Program Assistant, Revenue and Partnerships I am excited to be joining the Ada team as a Program Assistant to support Ada’s Business Development team. Before Ada, I managed events at The Riveter. Prior to my time at The Riveter, I worked at the Pacific Science Center for 10+ years, where I did Informal Education in the exhibit halls. I later managed weekend-long science events with the PNW science community. Outside of work, you can find me…

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Meet Ada’s Board: Latoya Singleton

Ada is thrilled to welcome our final member to the Ada Advisory Board, Latoya Singleton. As the current Chief Financial Officer at Math for America, Latoya brings a wealth of experience in finance and development strategies. Latoya’s expertise is an excellent match to round out our board of dynamic and engaging thought leaders. Read below to learn more about Latoya in her own words: Latoya Singleton, Chief Financial Officer, Math for America What drew you to serve in Ada’s Advisory…

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Meet Ada’s Staff: Alina Brunner

Alina Brunner (she/her) – Finance Manager, Operations I’m thrilled to join the Ada team as Finance Manager and work with Ada leadership to cultivate growth and success for the organization. Before Ada, I worked as Financial Operations Manager for Eton Shirts and as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Meridian Audio. I’ve helped organizations from the start-up stage, growth and expansion, and in full maturity. I enjoy the analytical and strategic facets of finance and accounting. I also enjoy…

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Meet Ada’s Staff: Associate Instructors

Audrey Andoy (she/her) I am so excited to help Ada students along their software engineering journey! I come to Ada with a few years of experience working in the Edtech industry, both as a web developer for posed2 and as a coding instructor for K-12th grade students at Coding with Kids. Whether it’s art, games, or web apps, I love helping people learn and explore what they can do using code!  I mostly grew up on Whidbey Island but spent…

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Meet Ada’s Board: Michael Chang

We are so excited to welcome Michael Chang to Ada’s Advisory Board! With ten years of strategy and product management experience, Michael is an expert at developing strong foundations for sustained growth. Paired with his expertise is his passion for driving diversity into sectors at every level in the tech industry.  Read below to learn more about Michael in his own words: Michael Chang, Sr. Strategy Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation What drew you to serve in Ada’s Advisory…

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