The team at Hackertunity is made up of people who all care deeply about providing opportunities for those who have traditionally been left out of the tech industry.
Stephanie Solis, President & Founder
Pronouns: flexible (she/they/he). Stephanie was born and raised in Lancaster, California and has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of California, Riverside. She is also working on her Master's of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence through the University fo San Diego. She enjoys karaoke and can be a bit loud and aggressive if we're being honest. She really just wants equality and justice in the world.
Tim Losee, Vice President & Director of Technology
Aaron Hampton, Secretary & Co-Founder
Pronouns: He/him. Aaron was born at a young age. He lives in a house and works when he can. He’s a nice young man and sensitive, please don’t be too loud around him.
Jess Bumbaris, Treasurer
Jess was born and raised in Chicago and is by far the least qualified of the bunch [her words!] Her background is in English and Creative Writing and she is working towards a Master’s Degree in Public Service Leadership. This is the closest she can get to being a STEM star.
Emily Solis, Member of the Tech Committee
Pronouns: She/her. Emily has volunteered with non-profit organizations since the age of 18. She has made several professional career transitions, finding success as a Licensed Nurse, Instructor of Nursing, Web Technology Consultant, and Sales Director. Today she works full-time as a Network Security Engineer and mentors students and entry-level engineers. Emily lives in Nevada and splits her time between Henderson and Lake Tahoe.
Valerie Solis, Member of the Tech Committee
Pronouns: She/her. Valerie is a cybersecurity project manager and has an IT background as a Cisco certified network engineer. She believes the field of tech should be all inclusive and envisions a world where nerds of all kinds work together in harmony to build a better future. Also, she is a Sagittarius sun, Scorpio moon, and Taurus Rising. Her favorite things are traveling, Netflix, and snacks.
David Pineda, Member of the Tech Committee
Pronouns: He/him. David is one of those "break things to see how it works" kinda guys. Whether that's fixing cars or fixing websites, it's more often than not a good learned lesson. But with 11 years of web development experience, he's picked up a trick or two, making sure that his projects are functional and performant. Always looking for a good challenge, he sees the benefit in learning by doing.
Public Relations Committee
Melissa Warr, Director of Public Relations
Pronouns: She/her. Melissa has her bachelors in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and her Masters in Business Administration from Woodbury University. She currently works as a Portfolio Manager for IT Security. She has 10+ years in the financial industry but made the transition into Tech and has never looked back. In her down time she likes to go to the beach, shows, and spend time with her family.