Kyra Wayne: Design Engineer, Product Manager & Artist in Residence
Kyra Wayne is a design engineering intern and resident artist at Preemadonna. Kyra expects to graduate from Santa Clara University in 2017, with a BS in Web Design Engineering and a double minor in Computer Science Engineering and Studio Art. Kyra has a diverse work background in web and iOS app development, as well as in teaching and design. Kyra’s can-do attitude and friendly personality serves her well in being a mentor to others and in spreading Preemadonna’s mission. Kyra is passionate about programming and the arts and hopes to inform more girls that there is a future in technology for them, regardless of whether they can code or not (though to not be afraid of coding, either). Kyra hopes to continue learning and diversifying her skillset so that she may combine her two loves in her future work.
Devin Collins: Digital Media Intern
Devin Collins is a Digital Media Intern at Preemadonna who joined after hearing about her friend Kyra's great experiences with us. Devin's career in film started at a young age, when she would make crazy dance videos with her friends in high school. Her love for story telling has since compelled her to transfer to Santa Clara University as a communications major and to take intensive writing courses. Now at Preemadonna, she hopes to return to her roots in film and video editing to share the magic of the Nailbot as well as the Preemadonna story.
Stella Ge: Web Development and Design Intern
Stella is a Web Development and Design Intern at Preemadonna. She is currently studying computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. While she loves programming, Stella is also very passionate about design as well, and aspires to work in the intersection of art and technology. She is also involved with the Made by Girls program at Digital Media Academy, teaching girls how to code, and is all about empowering women to pursue STEM fields! Stella is excited to gain more experience in web development and to exercise her creativity during her time at Preemadonna.
Charlotte Israel: Engineer, Community Organizer & MakerGirl
Charlotte Israel is an engineering intern and community organizer at Preemadonna. Charlotte is studying Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring all that this University has to offer. On campus she is involved in Material Advantage and the Underwater Hockey team as well as MakerGirl! Her passions include music, cooking and volunteering. She is very invested in women's education and encourages people to always pursue their passions. As part of the Preemadonna team, she is excited to inspire young girls and introduce them to STEM fields!
Veronica Carr: Social Media Manager
Veronica is the Social Media Manager for Preemadonna. Originally from Chicago, she moved to New York in 2004 to attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as an Acting Major. After pursuing an acting career for several years, Veronica realized that it was way more fun to promote others than it was herself. Thus, her transition into Social Media Marketing. Veronica is passionate about all things fashion and beauty related. And she loves working for a company that inspires so many young women to be creative and embrace being dynamic.
Marie Millan: Engineer, Community Organizer & MakerGirl
Marie Millan is an engineering intern and community organizer at Preemadonna. Marie is a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is originally from Northern California and decided to come to Illinois to explore a different part of the States. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in Product Development. Outside of MakerGirl and Preemadonna, she is part of the BAJA SAE club that designs, builds and races their own off road vehicles. In her spare time she likes to volunteer for organizations such as First LEGO League where she has been part of the panel as a Robotics Judge. Marie loves being outdoors and going on adventures, as well as reading, painting and cooking. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be able to inspire girls to be a part of STEM and spark their curiosity for the world around them.
Sommar Veverka: Intern & Lead Ambassador
Sommar Veverka attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. Sommar was the broadcast and social media editor for Miramonte’s paper, The Mirador. Sommar was also the starting goalie and captain for MHS’s Women’s Lacrosse team, which won NCS 2015 championships, & is involved in numerous philanthropies & school leadership programs. Next fall, Sommar will be moving to Colorado and attending The University of Denver. Sommar will be studying at The Daniels College of Business and will Minor in Arabic and Leadership. This will be Sommar's second summer as an intern with Preemadonna. Founders, Pree and Casey, have inspired Sommar to take a coding class at her high school and study entrepreneurship in college. She has also enjoyed watching the company grow and seeing the process of building the Nailbot.
Jackie Nichols: Intern & Lead Ambassador
Jackie Nichols is a high school intern at Preemadonna. Jackie is a senior at Acalanes High School and very involved in the school’s clubs and programs. She loves soccer, travelling, computer science, digital art, and being a Preemadonna! After high school, she plan to attend a four year college where she will continue to study computer science and digital art.
Julia Hindle: Intern, Nail Artist & Rockstar Coder
Julia Hindle is an intern for Preemadonna and a current junior at Marlborough High School. Along with her interests in Math and Computer Science, she runs the nail art account @nailsofjulia on Instagram where she posts original designs and tutorials.