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meet the team

about us

Carlos Vazquez

President/ CEO

Carlos has spent the last 15 years at the intersection of education and technology, focusing on transforming workforce education.

Dr. Alexis Mabe

Program Director

Dr. Mabe was recently recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator and specializes in workspaces and STEM Innovation.

Al Delcy

chief digital officer

Al is a web developer and graphic designer passionate about STEM and increasing opportunities for underserved populations.

Gabriela Martinez

Marketing Coordinator

Gaby is a graduate of Miami Dade College, recent FIU Graphic Design major, and a STEM advocate for girls.

Dabensky Larose

Learning coordinator

Dabensky is a Computer Science major at FIU and is passionate about programming and all things web development.

Jorge Valenzuela

Instructional coach

Jorge Valenzuela is the lead educational coach at Lifelong Learning Defined, an education author and advocate.

Megan Fitzpatrick

Lead Instructor

Megan is a Learning Success Strategist and founder of The Fitz Solution providing academic, social, and emotional support.

Robert Fox

Lead Instructor

Robert is a Teach for America high school teacher who graduated with a degree in computer science. 

Roger Rodriguez

Lead Instructor

Roger is a Full Stack Web Developer and instructor applying agile methodologies for the development and learning process.

Victor Moreno

Lead Instructor

Victor is a Software Engineer with a love for coding, education, and empowering people to break into the tech industry.

Kevin Choi

Lead Instructor

Kevin is a Software Engineer with many years of experience, and he is passionate about innovation and educational technology.

Dara Gever

Institutional Partnerships

Dara has fundraising and grant writing expertise and has worked with local, national, and international partners.

Meet the Board

Justin Pinn

Board Chair

Justin Pinn serves as Director of Strategic Initiates for Teach for America Miami-Dade and passionate about Equity and Access.

Evan Leaphart

Vice-Chair

Founder and CEO of Kiddie Kredit and the co-founder of Black Men Talk Tech; teachers children about the fundamentals of finance.

Miriam Dorsett

Secretary

Artist, entrepreneur, and community activator focused on building community, and highlighting sustainability.

LaCriscia Fowlkes

Treasurer

Motivated project management and training professional with extensive experience in public, private, and higher education institutions.

Yolanda Vazquez

Board Member

Passionate about education and mental health, Yolanda has worked at the intersection of both. 

Michael
Shea

Board Member

Well-connected Executive with more than 8+ years of diverse experience leveraging strategic partnerships & sustainability.

Pedro
Sostre

Advisor

Entrepreneur and marketing strategy consultant. He is the CEO of WebLift and author of Web Analytics for Dummies.

Karinah Santiago

Advisor

Extensively experienced in media with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry.

Leadership Circle

Miami EdTech’s Leadership Circle is composed of passionate individuals committed to advancing the mission of Miami EdTech by raising awareness about our programs, widening the organization’s network of influential allies, and advocating for a world where innovative technologies redefine Education.

Dr. Susan Neimand

Dean, Miami Dade College of School Education

Anthony Hernandez

Senior Product Manager, Royal Caribbean

Fernando Migliassi

CEO, MIGLIASSI
Consulting

Victor
Moreno

Front End Engineer,
Amazon

Evan
Leaphart

Founder of
KiddieKredit

Samantha
Pratt

Founder and CEO of KlickEngage

James Sisneros

Zaahah and the aHa digital rewards

Mónica
Black

Partner at
TheVentureCity

Joseph Riquelme

Vice President of FIU Online

Jay
Hammonds

VIP Operations, Facebook

Lucas Hernandez

Civic Engagement, Microsoft

Alfonso
Perez

Serial Entrepreneur

Meet Our Interns

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Venus Becar

Intern

A Visual and Performing Arts student at Robert Morgan who is passionate about helping as many people as possible.

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Chelsey Alexandre

Intern

Chelsey, an active individual who enjoys doing hair and communicating with new people. 

Kayla Hearon

Intern

A student at MAST @ FIU – BBC who loves to help others and is always eager to learn something new.

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Thierry Laguerre

Intern

Thierry Laguerre, enrolled in the Medical Program at Turner Tech, very passionate about helping my community.

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Daelin McClain

Intern

Daelin is dedicated student with a deep interest in music and a drive to help others.