WELCOME TO SKILLCRUSH,
The Leadership Team propels Skillcrush forward with passion and expertise, guiding both our purpose and vision. They ensure overall business is conducted with intention, and in a way that aligns with our mission of supporting career changers, particularly those marginalized by gender, race, and age.
The Education Team develops our unique curriculum (from UI/UX to Front End development and beyond) and ensures students have the support they need to be happy and productive learners. Instructors and teaching assistants support students through all phases of learning, helping with feedback challenges, weekly Q&A sessions, portfolio reviews and more.
Lisa is a Development Instructor at Skillcrush. They combine firsthand experience as a Skillcrush alum and a Bachelor’s in Teaching to help students learn and practice the many programming languages along a coding journey from HTML and CSS through React, Python and more. Lisa is also a small business owner of LS Codes which creates custom websites for individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits. Apart from work, Lisa enjoys doomscrolling Thoughts of Dog, and tinkering with custom ice cream recipes in the kitchen.
The Career Services Team prepares students for their first tech role including candidate materials and best-in-class skills they need to land a job (and within six months of completing the Get Hired program). When students embark on their job search process, this team assists with the application process, interviewing, technical tests, and eye-catching resumes and LinkedIn profiles sure to “wow” recruiters & employers alike.
Tiff is the ultimate “unstuck” coach. Possessing over twenty years of coaching experience, she helps prepare students for the known, and unknown. As a Career Coach, she has worked for companies such as InsideTrack, MakerSquare, and BetterUp, and has supported students at institutions such as DeVry University, Capella University, Arizona State University, and Redlands School or Business. Tiff has supported clients in securing highly desirable positions at Salesforce, Linkedin, Facebook, Apple, Cisco, and Uber. Beyond helping students achieve career success, Tiff enjoys the outdoors with her wife either hiking or biking.
Bedilia is a DEI-focused Certified Technical Recruiter who has coached job seekers for over five years. Driven by a passion for promoting women’s participation and leadership in the workforce, Bedilia served as the Co-Chair of the East Bay Women In Business Roundtable, and was a mentor at Career Contessa, Goodwall, and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline. Her catalyzing and intentional coaching has helped students land jobs at Spotify, Etsy, Amazon, and Google (and more). Apart from work, Bedilia revels in discovering new artists on Youtube, laughing out loud at comedy clubs, and exploring coffee shops in her Brooklyn neighborhood.
Sydney has dedicated her career to helping people, from integrative health professional to domestic violence advocate to personal development support. Holding a Master of Social Work degree, she brings a unique combination of active listening, personalized support, and client service expertise to bear as the Skillcrush Get Hired Student Coordinator. When Sydney isn’t busy supporting Skillcrushers, Sydney is an avid traveler - visiting over twenty-four countries in the past three years!
Our Enrollment Team walks potential students through tech education, the Skillcrush way! Our enrollment counselors, who are current and/or former Skillcrush students, share what it’s like to be part of our community, and guide the onboarding process—providing the information potential students need to make the most informed decision on their educational and career change journey.
Tauri’s “break into tech” story began at Skillcrush… and continues to this day! Now as an Enrollment Counselor, she shares the inside scoop on what it’s like to go through the official Break Into Tech program. Prior to her career change, Tauri spent ten years as a Front Desk Administrative Assistant and credits her organizational experience as key to helping Skillcrushers get and stay on track. Motivated by a life-long passion to advance diversity, inclusion and accessibility and understand the systems that shape our communities, Tauri attained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at University of California, San Diego. As a queer Latina, Tauri uses her knowledge in front-end development, political science, and admissions to help bridge the opportunity gap for Latinas, LGBTQ+ students who want to enter the tech industry. Out of office, Tauri is a homemaking enthusiast and an avid blogger, sharing both her tech and health journey on CodeNewbie.
The Product Team discovers, designs, and implements all of the features across Skillcrush’s learning platform to ensure a positive, accessible, and effective student experience.
The Sales & Marketing Team creates and manages our mission-driven content across channels and platforms. If you’re looking to transform your career, you can expect this team to share how Skillcrush can prepare you for your next step through educational videos, webinars, blogs, social media posts, emails and more.
Emily is a multi-tasking guru and operations whiz. No matter the question or challenge, she’s up to the opportunity to deliver support. She’s held positions as a Director of Marketing at VAUSA, and Executive Assistant at Hacker Valley Media and Well Found Management. Both her education and experiences to date inform and enrich her role as Sales & Marketing Operations Lead at Skillcrush. By night, you can catch Emily playing (fiercely competing) board games, or reading a book cover to cover in one sitting.
Sara is a video producer and editor with twenty-two years of experience on small scale to multi-million dollar productions, delivering creative and high-quality content on time and within budget. She’s worked as a producer for the Beijing Olympics and for the College Board in collaboration with the national directors of AP curriculum. Sara loves getting deep into the line items and budget, the problem-solving of complex planning and logistics, while always keeping the big picture of the story front and center. When not on a shoot or in the editing room, Sara spends her time practicing cake decorations or reading her favorite books, like the Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.