Jennifer Arguello

Jennifer Arguello

Building the pipeline of next generation innovators

Location
San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Industry
Internet

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Jennifer Arguello's Overview

Current
Past
  • I-Corps Industry Mentor at National Science Foundation
  • Google Trailblazer Fellow at Google in Education
  • Executive Director at Latino2
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Jennifer Arguello's Summary

Passionate about making the world a better place through innovations in education and technology. A servant leader who is positive, highly-motivated, and willing to go the extra mile to deliver amazing products.

• 12+ years of professional experience in a variety of technical roles for small and large high-tech companies
• 18+ years of involvement in national organizations aimed at the advancement of minorities and women in technology fields.
• Strong focus on consumer user experience
• Adept at inspiring teams to build great products and ship them.
• Successful in building and maintaining strong partner and customer relationships.
• Outstanding track record of project management for both enterprise and consumer deployments.
• Strong technical and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent communication and writing skills.
• Fluent in Spanish

Specialties: Computer Science K12 education, product management, technical program management, project management, consumer web apps, technical consultation and training, early product development advising, youth inspirational and motivational speaking

Jennifer Arguello's Experience

Advisory Board Member

Yes We Code

September 2014Present (1 month)

Senior Tech Advisor

Kapor Center for Social Impact

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Oakland, CA

Advisory Board Member

World Wide Workshop Foundation

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Silicon Valley

Advisory Board Member

Silicon Valley Latino

October 2012Present (2 years) Silicon Valley

I-Corps Industry Mentor

National Science Foundation

October 2013December 2013 (3 months) Greater San Diego Area

Google Trailblazer Fellow

Google in Education

September 2013December 2013 (4 months)

Executive Director

Latino2

May 2013December 2013 (8 months) San Francisco Bay Area

SMASH:Stanford - Computer Science and Entrepreneurship Instructor

Level Playing Field Institute

April 2013August 2013 (5 months) Stanford, CA

Region 1 Vice President, National Board of Directors

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

July 2011June 2013 (2 years)

Independent Consultant

Self-employed

November 2012February 2013 (4 months) San Francisco, CA

Instructor

General Assembly

November 2012December 2012 (2 months) San Francisco, CA

Product Manager

Mozilla Corporation

March 2011July 2012 (1 year 5 months) Mountain View, CA

Program Manager - Speech @ Microsoft - Xbox Kinect Project

Tellme, A Microsoft Subsidiary

November 2009March 2011 (1 year 5 months)

Program Manager - Consumer Voice Services

Tellme Networks

February 2009November 2009 (10 months)

Software Development Engineer

Tellme Networks, A Microsoft Subsidiary

July 2007February 2009 (1 year 8 months)

Technical Account Manager

Tellme Networks, A subsidiary of Microsoft

April 2006July 2007 (1 year 4 months)

Consultant

self-employed

January 2006April 2006 (4 months)

Professional Services Consultant

Everypath Inc.

April 2004January 2006 (1 year 10 months)

Software Engineer

Dana Software

20022004 (2 years)

Software Engineer

Radik Software

20002002 (2 years)

INROADS/SEED Intern

Hewlett-Packard

19982000 (2 years)

INROADS Intern

IBM

19951997 (2 years)

Jennifer Arguello's Projects

  • Regional Development Leadership Conference, Co-Chair

    • January 2013 to April 2013

    Oversight and execution for a regional leadership conference aimed to foster an environment to accelerate and enhance our SHPE members’ leadership, management, and technical skills. It was also designed to promote networking to help link SHPE’s college and graduate students and professionals with local and regional companies.

Jennifer Arguello's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • CSE Alumni Board Member

      UC San Diego, Computer Science and Engineering
      • Science and Technology
      September 2010 present (4 years 1 month)

      Develop and promote a sense of community between alumni and the CSE Department students and faculty. Advise the CSE department on undergraduate and graduate programs.

    • Advisory Council

      CODE2040
      • Science and Technology
      March 2014 present (7 months)

      Help ensure organizational sustainability and generally ensure CODE2040’s ability to achieve its mission.

    • Fellows Program Committee

      CODE2040
      • Science and Technology
      May 2013 August 2013 (4 months)

      Tiger team helping the CODE2040 org do the BUG THINGS they do!

    • 2013 Summer Fellow Mentor

      CODE2040
      • Science and Technology
      May 2013 August 2013 (4 months)

      The CODE2040 Mentorship Program is an active partnership between mentor and
      mentee designed to cultivate professional growth and career development for the
      CODE2040 Summer Fellows.

    • Co-founder

      Latino Startup Alliance
      • Science and Technology
      December 2011 March 2013 (1 year 4 months)

      Vision: To promote and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit within the Latino community; to increase the amount of Latino led innovation not only in Silicon Valley but across the US.
      Mission: To encourage the inspiration and cultivation of Latino led startup ventures by providing a strong support network of fellow Latino entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and business owners.

    • Former National Board of Director

      Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
      • Science and Technology
      September 1995 present (19 years 1 month)

      Professional Membership:
      Lifetime Member
      Past professional positions:
      Region 1 Vice President (2011 - 2013)
      National Elections Committee Chairperson (2009-2010), SHPE Conference Manager of Training and Education (2009), SHPE Conference Undergraduate workshop coordinator (2008)
      San Francisco Professional Chapter Education and Outreach Coordinator (2007),
      Chairperson for West Coast Career Expo (2004),
      Silicon Valley Professional Chapter:
      President (2004), Web and Linux System Administrator (2003), University Relations and Scholarship Program Chairperson (2000-2002)

      Student Membership:
      positions held: Region 2 Student Representative, Student Chapter President, and Treasurer

    • Technovation Challenge Mentor

      Iridescent Learning
      • Education
      March 2011 present (3 years 7 months)

      The mission of the Technovation Challenge is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.

      2012 Team won the regional pitch competition and was focused on a mini-documentary.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxRp2h5z3cE
      http://www.technovationchallenge.org/

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
      • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
      • INROADS
      • Women 2.0
      • Latino Startup Alliance
      • Society of Women Engineers
      • National Society of Black Engineers
      • Iridescent Learning
      • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
      • Latinos in Social Media [LATISM]
      • CODE2040
      • NCWIT (National Center for Women & IT)
      • Black Girls CODE
      • World Wide Workshop Foundation
      • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      • Black Founders Startup Ventures
      • Kapor Center for Social Impact

Jennifer Arguello's Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - CODE2040 Cheerleader Award

    CODE2040
    • January 2014

    Cheerleaders encourage the organization, help with critical thinking about the big and small problems, provide sound advice and are experts in their fields.

  • President's Award

    Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • November 2013

    A recognition given by the SHPE National President and chairperson of the board of directors to individuals who have shown tremendous dedication to the Latino STEM community.

  • 2013 Silicon Valley Latino 40 under 40 Latinos2Watch - Science and Technology

    Silicon Valley Latino
    • March 2013

Jennifer Arguello's Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

Jennifer Arguello's Skills & Expertise

  1. Product Management
  2. Program Management
  3. Mobile Devices
  4. Start-ups
  5. Software Project Management
  6. Technical Product Management
  7. customer development
  8. Mobile
  9. Customer Relations
  10. Product Strategy
  11. Computer Science K12 Education
  12. Judging Youth Hackathons

Jennifer Arguello's Education

Jennifer Arguello's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

• Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers • UC San Diego CSE Alumni Advisory Board • INROADS/Northern California Alumni Association • National Society of Hispanic MBAs • UCSD Bay Area Alumni Association • National Association of Professional Women

Honors and Awards:

2013 Latina.com - 25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech
2011 Femmeonomics Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech
2010 SHPE President's Award
2010 National Association of Professional Women: Professional Woman of the Year

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