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Programs, Greater Seattle

Callista Chen, Greater Seattle Executive Director

Prior to joining Techbridge, Callista spent several years managing international development programs for the World Bank in Liberia and Swaziland.  She also has worked as a management consultant and editor at McKinsey & Company, advising multinational nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career, she has been a volunteer mentor and tutor for girls and young women. Callista holds a BA from Stanford University in Human Biology, as well as a MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.  She has strong ties not only to her Taiwanese heritage, but to her close friends in southern Illinois, where she grew up.  She and her husband are now living in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood of Seattle, with their two children and bizarrely small cat.

Chanel Easley, Program Coordinator

Chanel received a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Oakland University in MI and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to joining Techbridge, Chanel served as an AmeriCorps VISTA working as a 4-H Program Coordinator and spent a summer working as an Engineering and Technology Faculty Advisor for Envision, an experiential education organization that allows students to explore career interests and strengthen skills essential for college. She also received the Girl Scout Gold Award and enjoys reading, traveling, watching football and spending time with friends.

Tania Tauer, Program Coordinator

Prior to joining Techbridge, Tania developed engineering curricula for Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science, Boston.  She also designed and delivered professional development workshops to help out-of-school time educators effectively implement engineering challenges in their programs. Tania received her B.S. in Engineering Science at the University of Virginia and her doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Throughout her engineering education, Tania was an active member of the Society of Women Engineers and facilitated numerous community-based STEM outreach initiatives. While not working, Tania enjoys playing soccer, making pottery, hiking, and skiing.