Before joining the TechGirlz program, Danica Pascavage was a technical instructor for 18 years, beginning her career at IBM. She created and taught courses throughout the United States, focusing on AIX system administration and shell scripting. After working at IBM, she began teaching Red Hat Linux classes. Danica was elated when she learned about TechGirlz’s mission. After taking her daughter to a workshop, she was hooked and volunteered to teach her first TechGirlz workshop in 2015.
Danica remembers being the only girl in her high school computer programming and physics class and one of the few females in her college STEM classes. When she taught for IBM and RedHat, she was usually the only woman in a room full of male students. She would love to see the gender gap reduced by introducing the next generation of girls to the many careers available in the world of technology.Danica has a BS in Mathematics from University of Maryland and an MS in Education from Gwynedd Mercy University. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in the community, gardening, and coaching lacrosse and gymnastics.