Originally from the Philippines, June Noel graduated from the University of Montana. Following graduation, she became the web/IT specialist at the University Center. For the last five years, June has worked at Washington Corporations’ IT Department and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Digital Media Design through the Harvard University Extension School.
Former Co-founder of Women for the Web, a community group providing mentorship, education to encouragement to women in technology, June is actively engaged in her community. June works with Wimler.org to send underprivileged Filipino children to school and her Big Sky Big Heart relief efforts with Child United following Typhoon Yolanda raised $35,000 to buy supplies victims.
June has presented at Big Sky Dev Con, UM’s International Women’s Day, STEM workshops across Montana, and was one of the Missoulian’s Top 20 Under 40 young business professionals of 2014.
In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, cycling, hiking, skiing, reading, traveling, and crossing something off her bucket list.
High School Program – Volunteer Manager
Sophia Richter is a student at Hellgate High School, who has competed in the Technovation Challenge for two years. She loves to work with technology, and believes that it is very important for females of all ages should have the opportunity to learn more about coding, and leadership. She works with many youth programs, because she believes that in order to get more women involved with STEM, interest must start at an early age, and young girls should be taught to embrace science.
Fundraising Team/K-8 Programs Director
Kathryn Grady is a proud graduate of the Missoula County Public Schools and Wellesley College, where she became committed to ensuring girls and young women realize their potential, and that all kids are well-positioned for college and career success.
In her role as fundraising/development manager for ChickTech Missoula, Kathryn brings years of experience working as a development officer for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at USC in Southern California, and the Hispanic College Fund in Washington, DC, where she was responsible for fundraising millions of dollars to help guide underserved students to a college degree and professional success through policy research, college preparatory programs, and scholarships.
Happy to be back in her hometown, Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two young children, a dashing husband, a cat, and a hamster. When not with the family, Kathryn works with school districts as an account executive for Certica Solutions, a leader in K-12 data solutions, and volunteers her time leading after-school coding classes for kids in grades K-5 at Lewis and Clark Elementary School.