The DIY Girls Team

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Leticia Rodriguez

Executive Director

Cristina Gutierrez Medina

Sr. Director of Programs & Partnerships

Amanda Rivera

Director of HR and Operations

Susana Gomez

Director of External Affairs and Communications

Stacey Luna

Programs Manager

Julia Goldberg

Programs & Partnerships Coordinator

Aracely Chavez, DIY Girls Alumna

Development and Communications Associate

Sabrina Lima

Administrative Assistant

Jaredd Franco

STEM Program Instructor

Nayeli Cabral-Treto

STEM Program Instructor

Miriam Maravillo

Invent Girls Program Instructor

Patricia Cruz, DIY Girls Alumna

Programs Coordinator

Marisol Jimenez, DIY Girls Alumna

Summer Program Intern

April De La Cruz, DIY Girls Alumna

Summer Program Intern

Karimar Trujillo, DIY Girls Alumna

Summer Program Intern

STEM Program Instructional Aides


America Hernandez, DIY Girls Alumna

DIY Girls Alumna,
CSUN, Civil Engineering

Viviana Martinez

College of the Canyons,
Psychology

Lillian Alonso

College of the Canyons,
Computer Science

Gisselle Burgos

College of the Canyons, Computer Science

Brianna Aleman

CSUN, Physics

Niobe Mateos Pérez

Universidad Cristóbal Colón Alumna, BA Communications and Universidad Iberoamericana Alumna, MA Strategic Design & Innovation

Xóchitl De Leon-Valles, DIY Girls Alumna

LAMC, Health Services

Stephanie Benitez

CSUN, Child Development

Daniela Luna, DIY Girls Alumna

UC Berkeley, Gender and Women's Studies w/ Minor in Math

Vanessa Esmeralda Mendoza Barajas

UC Davis Alumna, Music

DIY Girls School Partners

Creative Electronics

  • Telfair Elementary School
  • O’Melveny Elementary School
  • Vaughn Next Century Learning Center – Mainland
  • Haddon Ave. STEAM Academy
  • Sara Coughlin Elementary School
  • Fenton Ave. Charter School
  • Hillery T. Broadous Elementary School

Tech & ARts

  • Girls Athletic Leadership School
  • Olive Vista Middle School
  • Northridge Middle School
  • Pacoima Middle School
  • M.I.T. @ Vaughn (Middle School for International Studies and Technology)
  • San Fernando Middle School
  • San Fernando Institute for Applied Media (SFIAM)
  • Robert Frost Middle School

Invent Girls

  • San Fernando High School
  • Sylmar Charter High School