We are thankful to have an incredible group of supporters and these fabulous women have been with us through thick and thin. We rely on them to give us honest feedback about the future of the SGO community and spread the SGO love!

Originally from San Antonio via Mexico City, Karina Becerra is a Boston University graduate and current MBA candidate at Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She has used her 10+ years in project/account management to drive success in cross-functional teams. A proud geek, Karina loves fostering innovation, diversity and women inclusion in technology. In her free time, you can find her cooking at home with her husband, enjoying a cocktail with friends, or acting as an Instagram stage mom to her newly svelte15 lb. cat, Santiago. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.
kelly-mcstayKelly McStay is a software product manager with experience in both consumer and enterprise products. She credits She+ Geeks Out with helping build her confidence while transitioning into a career in product management — and as a California native, for introducing her to a group of truly inspiring women in Boston. Talk to her about awesome software (and hair) products, travel bucket lists, and all things West Coast/Best Coast at an SGO event.
Find Kelly on Twitter (mostly self-driving car news) & Instagram (your basic rosé & sunsets)
laurel_headshot_bioLaurel Ruma is a Strategic Content Director at O’Reilly Media in its Boston office. She has worked at the company for 10 years in various roles, including as an editor, open government evangelist, and most recently Director of Acquisitions. Laurel originally hails from Maine, brews her own beer, and geeks out over European noir fiction and cooking. Find Laurel on Twitter
lorinLorin Bond is a California girl living in Boston, with a background in tech and business. She geeks out for anything related to human behavior, music or the Golden State Warriors and is super crafty.

maggieMaggie Georgieva is a Product Manager at HubSpot focused on facilitating existing user flows and creating simple and prescriptive paths for navigation. In the past two years, Maggie worked to evolve HubSpot’s segmentation and automation tools to increase retention and usability. Prior to joining the Product team, Maggie was a member of HubSpot’s Marketing team where she produced some of the most downloaded marketing ebooks and some of the most attended marketing webinars. Check out Maggie’s website
Marlene is a visual communicator, driven by improving the human experience. She loves to create engaging digital experiences that connect with customers and satisfy business objectives within an agile inspired process. As a Product Designer for ThirdChannel in Cambridge, she enjoys working collaboratively with her team building interactive solutions grounded by solid qualitative and quantitative research, user-centered design principles and industry best practices. Marlene is a Canadian, an artist, world traveller, and a mad cookie baker…… she geeks out about throwing parties with epic cheese board spreads and living it up in East Boston. Find Marlene on LinkedIn
melissa-carlsonMelissa Carlson is an Emmy Award-winning Senior Digital Producer at WGBH Educational Foundation. She leads the development of digital games and experiences for children’s educational properties including PBS KIDS’s Design Squad and Plum Landing.
Find Melissa on Linkedin
Nikki InnocentNikki is a marketing junkie who took the entrepreneurial leap from a decade in Corporate America to follow her passion. She founded Story & Voice, a marketing advisory firm helping brilliant business leaders grow their company’s reach and impact. Nikki geeks out about all things related to food & restaurants, sports & spinning – geek out with her by following her on Instagram
Rhiannon Chiacchiaro (B.A. Liberal Arts and Engineering, WPI) has spent her life walking the fine line between artist and engineer. Originally an aspiring writer and musician, she began professional technical writing and copyediting at the age of 13. Rhiannon graduated (with distinction) in 2011 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, concentrating in Music and Technology with a minor in Robotics Engineering. When she isn’t working, Rhiannon is a singer/songwriter and puzzle geek (she participates annually in the MIT Mystery Hunt). In her spare time, she can be found gaming, knitting and crocheting, or shamelessly talking about the exploits of her cat, Lyda. Find Rhiannon on LinkedIn.
sarah_beaulieuSarah is founder of The Enliven Project, a campaign to bring sexual violence out of the closet and lift survivors to their full potential, and a board member of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. She advises and consults with leaders and organizations on truth-telling, resource development, and social impact. Sarah graduated from Brown University, and has an MBA from Boston College. Check out Sarah’s website
suzi-daoSuzi is a front-end web developer at Cinch Financial. She used to work from home, alone, for a teeny-tiny, family-owned UI design agency, but then she went to the Startup Institute and fell in with the right crowd. They taught her how to be a person and talk to people. She knits a lot, plays board games, and is a newly-minted Star Wars fan. This is not her chicken.
tara-taylorTara Taylor is a digital designer and proud Mainer. She works at WGBH, Boston’s local public broadcasting station, where she designs websites and educational games. She loves cooking, baking and playing board games. She also loves being in Maine and bringing new people to Maine. Find Tara on LinkedIn
tracyWith over 15 years in product management, Tracy has helped launch and create breakout products in industries ranging from healthcare to legal services to education for both b-to-b and b-to-c customers.  Tracy’s expertise is to extract business and product design from the ambiguity and morass of the marketplace through detailed research and contextual inquiry.  Working together with developers and user design teams, she translated requirements into a viable end-user friendly products that  contributed significant value and revenue to the organizations at which she worked, including athenahealth, Wolters Kluwer, and Harvard Business School. Find Tracy on LinkedIn
yanina-wolfeRussian-born, Brooklyn-made, Boston-redesigned. Yanina Wolfe is a geek who loves tech, innovation, and social enterprise. Yanina loves serving as everything from Chair of Acumen+Boston to Speaker Trainer at TedxSomerville to co-founding City Awake. In her day jobs she’s doing everything from optimizing operations and project managing at two startups. She excels in building movements that galvanize people. Yanina graduated magna cum laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a double major in Political Science and Critical Social Studies. After graduating, she bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok for a solo five-month trip to Southeast Asia. At home in Cambridge, Yanina is a foodie who enjoys live music and yoga. Find Yanina on LinkedIn