Hola, I’m Frances! 👋🏽💛️🦄

I’m a senior software engineer, a professional speaker, a fierce advocate for diversity in tech, and a Corgi mom to Luna & Sueño.

About Me

I am currently a senior software engineer at Byteboard, a startup that spun out of Google, which is focused on recreating the technical interview experience to be more effective, efficient, and equitable for all.

Previously, I worked as a software engineer at Slack, specializing 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 serving as a mentor for my team’s first intern, I received praise for my leadership capabilities and a merit bonus.

I 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 have worked professionally as a developer since 2015 and hold a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

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

GitHub README Project Headshot
GitHub README Project Headshot
Celebrating 10K followers on LinkedIn
SF Business Times
ABC7 News

Speaking Engagements

I’ve spoken at 100+ events on various topics, 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 dozens of hours advising people of all ages — elementary school to adulthood — on how to get started in the tech field. I’ve taught and mentored others through external organizations trying to enact change in the tech industry, like Springboard, General Assembly, Thinkful, and The Next Chapter.

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