Meet the team

 
 

Leadership

Mary Hadley

Full-Time Executive Director

mary@makergirl.us


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Lizzy Engele

Co-Founder, Executive Director

elizabeth@makergirl.us

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Julia Haried

Co-Founder, Executive Director

julia@makergirl.us


Board of Advisors

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Janeen McGreal

VP of Finance at The Lock Up Self Storage

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Cynthia Plouche

Independent Board Director; Experienced Audit Chair, Northern Trust

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Noah Isserman

Co-Founder and Director of iVenture Accelerator, Professor at the University of Illinois

 
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Lara Hebert

Outreach Coordinator at Illinois Engineering

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Greg Nance

Founder & CEO at Dyad.com, Sponsored Ultra Runner, Co-Founder & Chairman of Moneythink

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Nick Timmons

Head of Sales & Customer Success at Personify

 
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Pree Walia

CEO & Co-Founder of Preemadonna

Vida Mueller

Elementary School Teacher and Real Estate Agent

Amy Faerber

Executive Assistant at Faerber Law Firm

 
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Emily Phair

Real Estate Broker at Keller Williams

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Melissa Vandewater

Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Interns

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Nina Boord

Intern, Chicago

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Vicky Bankov

Intern, UIUC

 
 

Academy Team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Sanya Rupani

Marketing Director, UIUC

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Claire Follis

External Academies Director, UIUC

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Candy Leti

Internal Director, UIUC

 
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Grace Klevorn

Fundraising Director, UIUC

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Justine Paul

Education Manager, UIUC

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Cara GeogheGan

Curriculum Director, UIUC

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Rachel Tham

Internal Academies Director, UIUC

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Deepika Gudavalli

Data Manager, UIUC

Academy Team at Northwestern University

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Lucah Ueno

Team member, NU

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Braden Cronin

Internal Director, NU

Academy Team at Boston/Cambridge (Coming soon)

Academy Team at University of California - San Francisco (coming soon)

UT Austin and U of M powered by EOS (Coming soon)

Alumni Board (Coming soon)