Kyra Wayne: Design Engineer, Product Manager & Artist in Residence

image15.jpgKyra 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.

Julia Hindle: Intern, Nail Artist & Rockstar Coder

image04.jpgJulia Hindle is an intern for Preemadonna and a current senior 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.

Jodie Cheung, Business Development and Marketing MBA Intern

jodie.pngJodie Cheung is a Business Development and Marketing Intern at Preemadonna. She is an incoming MBA student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jodie worked as a management consultant with Accenture for four years, focused on helping leading Consumer Products companies deliver strategic cost reduction and restructuring initiatives. Her previous experiences also include roadmap planning, operating model design, and change management across the CPG, Retail, and Healthcare industries. Jodie holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Grace Quinn, Community Manager

grace.jpgGrace Quinn is a marketing intern and community manager for Preemadonna. Grace is studying business marketing and psychology at Indiana University. Having always lived in California, she is adjusting to the Midwest lifestyle and enjoys being immersed this new and diverse college culture. On campus she is involved in Psychology Club and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is passionate about equality and empowerment for women. She highly values the company’s mission to promote the idea of intelligence and beauty as complementary traits for women everywhere!

Sneha Ramesh, Preemadonna Computer Science Intern

sneha.png Sneha is a rising junior at Santa Clara University and a new intern at Preemadonna, currently working on the web development and design of Nail the Code, and hopefully taking on new projects in the future! She’s excited to work with Preemadonna because she absolutely loves everything the company stands for and is working towards, on top of being able to learn so much here. Sneha is interested in Computer Science research and has worked at NASA Ames in Summer 2016 and is also a TA for Intro to CS at SCU. When she’s not doing anything programming related, you can find her binge watching dog videos or playing the guitar while singing her heart out.


Ankita Upadhyay, Computer Science Intern

ankita.jpgAnkita Upadhyay is currently a rising junior at UCSC and is pursuing a B.S. in computer science. She is involved in clubs at UCSC that encourage women in STEM including Project AWESomE: Advancing Women’s Education in the School of Engineering and WiSE: Women in Science and Engineering. She was also a web developer for her team in Hack for Humanity 2017 where she worked on the front end aspects (using Bootstrap, HTML, CSS) to render a web app. Ankita is passionate about coding and programming and aspires to expand her portfolio by engaging in challenging, yet rewarding projects. As an intern, she will be in charge of administering Premadonna’s Github, helping out with the Maker Kit tutorial, and assisting with the “Code Your Own Nail Art” website. In addition, she loves jogging, playing softball, coding, reading, and doing anything beauty related. Ankita loves what Preemadonna stands for and is excited to empower young girls to strive for what they believe in. She hopes to be a software engineer after graduating college.

Aastha Upadhyay - Coder Intern

Aastha.pngAastha Upadhyay is a junior at Cupertino High School, hoping to major in Computer Science. After taking the offered Computer Science class at her school and developing several game projects outside of class, she has developed a strong foundation in Java programming. She is also familiar with HTML, CSS, and Python programming. At school, she is involved with basketball and various honor societies - such as National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, and Spanish Honor Society. She cares strongly about women’s involvement in STEM-related careers, making Preemadonna the perfect place for her.

Anisha Tavva - Coder Intern

anisha.pngAnisha Tavva is a rising third year, pursuing a BS in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is involved in clubs that empower women to join the technology industry such as Project Awesome and Society of Women Engineers. She started to code as a first year in college and started out small by creating websites and introducing herself to different languages such as Java, C, and C++. Anisha is beyond excited to be an intern at Preemadonna this summer and be able to empower women through her coding skills. She is thrilled to work with other interns to learn more about tech industry as well as improve her technological skills through this amazing experience. She will be assisting with the “Code Your Own Nail Art” website. Outside of interning, she loves to spend time with her family&friends, shop, and enjoy the nature. Anisha loves the feminist movement and is beyond excited to empower women to join the technological field as well as empower them to gain confidence to do anything they want. 

Jacquelene: Coder Intern & Artist in Residence

jacq.pngJacquelene Pham is an upcoming junior at UCSC pursuing a BS degree in Computer Engineering. She is involved in school clubs that encourage women to pursue STEM such as Project AWESomE (Advancing Women’s Education in the School of Engineering) and SWE (Society of Women Engineers). She is also involved in MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing) where she mentored a high school student by building a mobile app. Jacquelene learned coding her freshman year of college as she created interactive games on an Arduino PicKit using Java, C, and C++. As an intern, Jacquelene is extremely excited to help code and design the “Nail the Code” website with her coding skills and artistic eye. Besides interning, she loves drawing, playing music, exploring food, doing anything beauty-related, and finding beautiful nature. She loves what Preemadonna stands for and hopes to share her passions while empowering other women to do the same!

Megan: Graphic Design Intern & Artist in Residence

meg.pngMegan Farley is a Graphic Design intern for Preemadonna. She is a rising sophomore at California Polytechnic University Pomona in Southern California. Although it is part of the same state, Southern California is a whole new culture that she is learning to adapt to. She is majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing. At school she is a member of the Chi Omega women's fraternity and is apart of the AIGA, the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In her free time, she loves to paint, go to the beach, and visit Disneyland. She is working on various design aspects within the company including the Nail the Code website. She is thrilled to be working with a company that empowers girls as such a young age to pursue science and art!