Alicia Park is an experienced educator with a strong passion for education technology, STEM and empowering young girls to explore the possibilities of working with technology. As national outreach for TechGirlz, she works with volunteers and other organizations to help them bring the free technology based workshops (or TechShopz in a BoxTM) to new communities across the U.S. She also manages the TechGirlz blog, where you can check out the latest news on TechGirlz or read about their volunteers’ experiences with the organization.
Alicia’s always enjoyed self-learning new technologies and instilling them into her lessons, but knew she was destined for something more outside of the classroom. In October 2015, Alicia attended a meetup in Philadelphia hosted by TechGirlz and immediately felt a strong connection toward the mission. Soon after, she began to use her skills to help update and build curriculum for the program, coordinate the blog, and more.Alicia spends her downtime running races in the NJ and PA area with her husband or walking her dog, Dottie, by the river. She’s obsessed with organization, music, finding the best memes to communicate with, and taking photos of the world around her (which end up being mostly of her dog).