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Advisory Board

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Laura Gómez is the Founder and CEO at Atipica, a venture-backed startup, and a founding member/advisor of Project Include, an open community working toward providing meaningful diversity and inclusion solutions for technology companies. She has been working in the tech industry since the age of seventeen, working for tech companies like Google, Twitter, YouTube, and Jawbone prior to starting Atipica. Born in Central Mexico, Laura is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in tech and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State, GQ México, Forbes México, and others for her passion.

Laura I. Gómez

CEO, Atipica


Lena Potts is an educator and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating high school in Vallejo, CA, she studied Anthropology at Stanford University, and honed in on her passion for educating low-income youth of color. Now, she’s dedicated to helping those very youth make lasting, positive change.

Lena Potts

Director, Boys & Girls Club

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Lance Powell has a passion for teaching all types of science related to environmental and ecological issues. He has taught a variety of courses in both the San Francisco and the sequoia School District. He is currently serving as an instructional coach and department chair, as well as an instructor at Menlo-Atherton High School. When he's not teaching, he enjoys traveling, backpacking, playing guitar, and especially spending time with his wife and two young boys.

Lance Powell

Science Dept. Chair, Menlo-Atherton HS

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