Rachel is a Web Developer with a background in UX design and Product Management, and a proud graduate of Flatiron School’s online full stack bootcamp. Rachel is a passionate problem solver, whether the problem is one code can help with, or one that requires rolling up her sleeves and pulling out a hammer and nails. Having entered the world of development sideways through the roles many in the software industry consider more ‘traditionally female’, Rachel is dedicated to helping other women build the skills and confidence necessary to dive into software development no matter their background or current title.
Director of Community Outreach
Kelsey Siqveland is a freelance web and graphic designer at Kelsey Anne Design. Her passion is to create aesthetically captivating designs that successfully communicate her client’s message and inspire others to reinvent their own brand identity.
Kelsey has a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Minnesota and later completed a certificate in web design and development from Saint Paul College in pursuit of running her own business. Her combined professional experience in marketing, web development and design has given her a unique mixture of skills to create web solutions that are not only impactful, but also strategic.
As Chapter Leader with GDI and Director of Community Outreach, Kelsey organizes monthly Code & Coffees and bi-monthly Code & Cocktails events that bring potential students and interested newcomers together to learn and gain access to mentors in the IT community. Kelsey enjoys bringing women together of all backgrounds and fostering their personal and professional development in IT. Through her involvement in GDI, Kelsey looks forward to making new connections with like-minded women in the tech community and supporting their career goals.
Director of Digital Communications
As Director of Digital Communications for GDI Minneapolis, Stephanie manages our social media accounts and email campaigns. Her interest in coding began when she had an idea for a website. Starting with online tutorials, she quickly learned she loved web development and wanted to make it her career. Stephanie became a student in the Web Developer program at Riverland Community College and began taking GDI classes. She will complete the Web Developer Associate of Applied Science degree and Web Page Design and Social Media Marketing certificates when she completes her program next spring. Stephanie also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hamline University.
Special Events Administration
Stacy is a Front End Engineer with a background in front end development and design. Stacy has a passion for learning and enjoys being a part of Girl Develop It due to the encouragement, environment and education provided. Stacy enjoys travelling, cooking, and drawing when she is not coding.
Director of Special Events
Molly is the Director of Special Events for Girl Develop It Minneapolis. She is a creative marketer and business development specialist from Saint Paul. Molly has a love for anything tech, a knack for problem solving, and a fondness of connecting people. After her first HTML/CSS class, Molly was hooked; participating in the first Front-End Developer Series, and eager to become more involved with GDI. In her free time, Molly enjoys car shows, preparing taxes, her dogs and axolotl, craft cocktails, and making things.
Susan is the Director of Student Programming for Girl Develop It Minneapolis and one of the chapter founders. She is a web, iOS, and Android developer and is the owner of White Buffalo, a small company based in Hopkins, MN that develops websites and apps for clients. In 2012 she left her employer of 26 years, Medica (a large regional health plan in the upper midwestern US) in order to pursue her passion for programming full-time. Susan specializes in making responsive websites and apps for both iOS and Android.
In addition to Susan’s more recent work in developing apps and website, she has thirty years of experience in health care administration and compliance, Medicaid managed care, provider relations, and hospital accounts receivable. She has an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Director of Strategic Partnership