our team

Welcome to G{Code}, where we empower black, brown, and/or indigenous young women and non-binary people of color to thrive in the tech industry. Our programs provide a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for individuals to explore coding, web development, and data analytics.

Our Mission

At G{Code} House, our mission is to bridge the gap in opportunities for underrepresented communities in the tech industry. We believe in the power of education, community, and empowerment to create change and open doors to exciting careers in technology.

founder / Executive Director

bridgette wallace

Bridgette is an out-of-the-box thinker who pushes hard for equity and inclusion for those that are undervalued and overlooked. Her goal is to create additional pipelines that enhance Boston’s innovation mix by focusing on women, housing, technology, and entrepreneurship. As an urban planner and founder of Dudley Visions SkyLab and G{Code}, she has worked with institutions, coalitions, community residents, and city officials to develop economic networks and programs.

Bridgette is particularly interested in rebuilding the ways Roxbury and other neighborhood economies emerge by delivering specialized, efficient, and innovative plans that fuel long-term economic growth for Black, Brown and immigrant residents. She received her Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from Tufts University. 

Director of programming

korene stuart

Korene is a technologist that took a non-traditional path into the industry. She initially self-taught through Free Code Camp and went on to complete other tech certifications and boot camps in different languages including Python, JavaScript, C++, and Java. While developing her skills, she also started teaching others, first as a non-technical volunteer and eventually as the Tech Lead for the Miami Chapter of Black Girls Code.

Her experiences include serving as chairman for Broward County Public Schools’ Student STEM Pathways, co-director for MAScode (Minorities Advancing through STEM), facilitator for the Jamaican Diaspora Education Task Force, and teacher for Girl Develop It. Korene has a Bachelor of Science in International Relations with two minors in African & African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies. 

Operations / Development Manager

Magdalena
Abrego-Baltay

Magdalena Abrego is a Latine arts and technology professional whose curiosity initially led her to G{Code} as a student. After earning a B.M. from Berklee College of Music and a M.M. from the New England Conservatory, she completed the 2020 Intro to G{Code} program where she learned HTML, CSS, and Javascript. As a casual coder and restless creative, Magdalena returns to G{Code} with a passion for bolstering equity and accessibility in tech. 

Program Assistant

Faraja Thompson

Faraja Thompson is an innovator, lifelong learner, and educator, always open to novel ideas and technical challenges. Faraja is passionate about creating systems and programs that make life easier, happier, equitable, and accessible for everyone. Faraja served as an elementary school teacher and a seasonal U.S. park ranger before retiring and obtaining several certifications in web development and Python. Her non-traditional path led her to become a volunteer teaching assistant, contracted instructor, and fellow with the Girl Develop It technology education organization. Faraja also completed a 12-week batch at Recurse Center, an educational retreat for software developers. Faraja holds a B.S. in Marketing and Africana Studies from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning, with a concentration in English as a Second Language, from William Paterson University.

Social Media Manager

tanesha crivella

Tanesha currently serves as G{Code}’s Social Media Manager. She has previously worked as an administrative assistant for nonprofit organizations. She has always had an interest in tech and is a recent G{Code} alumna, having completed the program in summer of 2023. She earned her BA in Anthropology with a minor in International Studies in 2018 at Texas State University, and has also studied Computer Science at La Sapienza University of Rome in Italy.

 

Community Advocate

Aden Gideon

Aden Gideon is a full-stack software engineer: passionate about tech equity and injera. She graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in African American Studies and Journalism (Go, Owls!). With a background in Higher Education Administration, she caught a glimpse into the world of tech, graduating from G{Code}’s Intro to Web Dev Program in 2020. She recently completed a Software Engineering bootcamp at Hack Reactor then returned to G{Code} as a Community Advocate, with aspirations of helping create spaces and opportunities for others like G{Code} did for her. In her downtime, she enjoys baking treats and taking photographs of her favorite people. 

Who We Are

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