Madelyn Tavarez

TECHNOLOchicas Ambassador @ Pinterest

Madelyn Tavarez is a first generation Dominican-American from small Dominican enclave in New York City called Washington Heights, where she was raised by her single Spanish-speaking immigrant mother of three. Her journey into programming began shortly after receiving her Bachelor of Economics and being inspired by computer engineering as a means to creation. She wanted to contribute to the creation of the technology which will define our lives in the future. She dove in by taking a few courses online where she learned the basics of coding and was soon granted a fellowship through Coalition For Queens to continue learning from leaders in Tech. Soon after beginning the program she began teaching children to code on a freelance basis and within 8 months landed a paid apprenticeship as an Android Engineer. Madelyn is currently working on the latest Android features at Pinterest. Her hobbies include dancing, reading, traveling and hiking.