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Coro Youth Fellows

Interview guest for Coro’s Exploring Leadership Youth Program


This summer, Coro’s Exploring Leadership Youth Program will train 16 bright, motivated Bay Area High School students to be active citizens and leaders in our community.

A key component of the program is their introductory group project exploring a community and discovering the “logic” of that community – essentially, what makes it tick.

Exploring Leadership (EL) is a transformative summer program that trains high school students to become active citizens and assume leadership roles in their communities. Through a set of Coro modules, the program increases Youth Fellows’ abilities in critical thinking and goal setting, ultimately giving them the skills to become effective facilitators and collaborators for community change.

“Today the Exploring Leadership 2019 cohort met with our Women In Leadership alum Frances Coronel, a software engineer at Slack, to discuss tech’s influence in the SoMa as part of their logic study research.”


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.