Hola, I’m Frances! 👩🏽‍💻️

I’m a senior software engineer, a fierce advocate for diversity in tech, and a doting Corgi mom.

About Me

I am a senior software engineer seeking my next opportunity. 🔍

I have over six years of full-time software engineering experience with a heavy focus on product and web frontend development. My specialties are in growth engineering, design systems, and accessibility. 🛠️

At Slack, I worked in UI development and lead generation on the Customer Acquisition team. One of my projects resulted in over $80 million in pipeline revenue. From co-founding the Fuego ERG for Latinx and Hispanic employees and mentoring my team’s first intern, I received praise for my leadership capabilities and a merit bonus. 🔥

I’ve also served as the Executive Director for Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit serving the largest community of Latinx professionals in tech. I oversaw digital strategy and partnership efforts and hired six staff members throughout my tenure. Revenue increased by 5x, and the online community grew by 3x. For my work with Techqueria, I was awarded the Ricardo Salinas scholarship to attend the Aspen Executive Leadership Seminar. 🌮

I am a sought speaker on racial equity in tech and have given over 100 talks since 2012 with engagements at Stanford, Asana, Unidos US, Smash Academy, and Netflix. 💬

I hold a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell Tech, and I have been getting paid to code since 2015. 👩🏽‍💻️

I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, and I identify as Peruvian-American. 🇵🇪

I reside in Inglewood, California, with my partner and our two Corgis, Luna and Sueño. 🌴 🐾

Selfie at Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand
Showing off my favorite jacket
SF Business Times
ABC7 News

Speaking Engagements

I’ve spoken at 100+ events on various topics since 2015, ranging from driving D&I in the tech industry to community building.

Spoken For

Unidos US
LTX Fest
Google DevFest
Diablo Valley College students visiting Slack

Mentoring Sessions

I’ve invested hundreds of hours advising people of all ages — elementary school to adulthood — on how to not just get started in the tech field, but thrive.

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