The Latinx Collective: Issue 19

The Latinx Collective is a newsletter written by Elisabeth Rosario that offers a refreshing look at the every day contributions and achievements of Latinx people. 💃🏽️


If you’re a Latinx or person of color in the tech space, or you want to break in, you’ll enjoy this Q&A with a Latinx software engineer who works at Slack, the billion dollar tech company. Coronel’s parents immigrated to the U.S. in their 20’s, earned degrees from schools like MIT and Columbia University, and eventually became educators at the high school and university level. Frances shares how and why she pursued a career in tech, and shared 3 pointers for young people who want to break into tech: 1.) Stay resilient 2.) Find your people and 3.) Respect others

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.