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Professional Development

Ryanne Filbey, Director of Professional Development

As the Director of Professional Development, Ryanne works with her team members to design, implement, and scale partnerships with external stakeholders to provide training and coaching on best practices in running STEM programs for youth.  Prior to joining Techbridge Girls in 2016, Ryanne has built her career in youth- and girl-serving non profits.  Most recently, she was the Program Director for Peer Health Exchange, Inc. in New York City; working to implement a strategic plan and scale the standard program bringing health education to 5,000 NYC teens.  In 2014 Ryanne was selected by Princeton Alumnicorps as an Emerging Leader in the non profit sector.  Ryanne earned her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound focusing on Comparative Sociology.  In her free time she loves exploring the hiking, camping and sailing opportunities that the Bay Area has to offer.

Megan Davis, Program Manager

Megan manages the Girls Go Techbridge partnership with Girl Scout councils nationwide. Prior to joining Techbridge Girls, Megan worked for the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee in programs and membership. She also taught gifted students in Metro Nashville Public Schools and directed a historic Main Street non-profit. Megan received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and a Master’s from the University of Mississippi in Southern Studies. A lifetime member of Girl Scouts, Megan earns “merit badges” walking her dog, scrapbooking, reading, shopping and traveling far and near.

Liora Barba, Program Manager

Liora manages the SF STEM Learning Community, a partnership between Techbridge Girls and DCYF in San Francisco. Prior to joining the Professional Development team, she served as Field Director for WorldTeach in American Samoa after volunteering as a high school teacher with the organizaiton in Micronesia. In the Bay Area, Liora has held numerous positions in youth development and education with Oasis for Girls, SF Youth Works, and the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. Born and raised in San Francisco's Mission district, she is passionate about serving youth in the city she grew up in. When she's not working, Liora enjoys backpacking, outrigger canoe paddling, running, arts and crafting, and tries to travel abroad as much as possible. 

Katie Sidorsky, Program Manager

Prior to joining Techbridge Girls, Katie ran the One Planet After School and Summer Camp Programs in Sharon, Vermont. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems Technologies from Cornell University and her Master’s degree in Environmental Studies with Biology teacher certification from Antioch University New England. She enjoys backpacking with her husband and outrageously furry dog, skiing, playing soccer, gardening, making pottery, and getting immersed in a good book.

Dolores Toledo, Program Coordinator

Prior to joining Techbridge Girls, Dolores spent several years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where she taught Ocean Science and Conservation to students from Pre-K to 12th grade. There she also led the Young Women in Science program, a middle school summer camp designed to get girls excited about and involved in science and conservation. Dolores received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley, and participated in internships at the Oakland Zoo, the Woods Whole Oceanographic Institute, and the Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. She was born and raised in Mexico, and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, spending time with loved ones and dancing Zumba.