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Maggie Law

Board President
Maggie is a Director of Product Design at Okta and adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley. She has previously held design lead and management roles at, SAP, and Peoplesoft/Oracle. At Salesforce, she managed UX teams responsible for the entire CRM application suite (Data, Service, and Sales Cloud). During the 2014 Spring semester, Maggie taught a graduate-level course on UX research methods at UC Berkeley's School of Information. A former semi-professional musician, Maggie played bass, guitar, and trumpet for Bay Area bands including The Philosophers, Venus Envy, Her Majesty the Baby, and tea. She holds a Master of Information Management & Systems and a B.S. in Classical Languages from UCB. She also serves on the board of San Francisco-based nonprofit No Means No Worldwide.

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Joy Branford

Sr. Human Resources Manager Genentech / Roche
Joy Branford is a seasoned HR Professional and Co-Active Coach at Genentech/Roche, leading the people strategy for the Product Development, Clinical Sciences team. Joy has over ten years of experience guiding HR Strategy and Operations for global companies in Medical Devices, Energy and Pharma, in addition to designing, developing and executing human resources solutions.

Joy holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Menlo College.

Giving back to the community has always been a focus of Joy’s and over the years she has worked with Homeless Organizations, Habitat for Humanity and Mental Health support Organizations. Joy proudly serves on the WAM Board of Directors.

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Mischa Dunton

Board Secretary, Managing Director, Cohn & Wolfe
As managing director of Cohn & Wolfe’s west coast presence, Mischa oversees a variety of entertainment and technology clients. Skilled at perception renovations from driving must-have status and category leadership to complete reputation overhauls, Mischa counsels companies to rethink their standard approach to communications. Her cross-category background includes strategic leadership across communications programs for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Panasonic, Red Bull, HERE, and many more. Experienced on both sides of the communications spectrum - internal and agency - Mischa enjoys the full campaign cycle from creating strategy to rolling up her sleeves with the team to produce truly impactful results.

With WAM, Mischa is taking her experience adding value to brands, to bring value directly to people. She will help to empower and enable women and girls, setting them up for success in industries where they are underrepresented.

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Laura Frey

Venture Partner, SV LATAM Fund
Laura is an impact investment professional with over 10 years of experience in Latin America and Emerging Markets building funds, investing and advising in portfolio companies, and creating bridges to new capital.

Laura is passionate about catalyzing inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems, in the US and abroad, and creating financial vehicles to invest in early stage tech entrepreneurs. As COO & CoFounder of Change Catalyst, Laura analyzed paths such as crowdfunding as a way to democratize access to capital, as well as integrated capital approaches that combine impact investing + venture capital. She was responsible for launching the company's first Startup Showcase in NY, featuring early stage and underrepresented entrepreneurs in the fintech, edtech and SAAS space. This marks her third venture, where previously she founded an eco-tourism company and micro-finance revolving fund in Costa Rica.

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Sandy Khaund

Board Treasurer, Vice President at Live Nation/Ticketmaster
Sandy Khaund is Vice President and General Manager of Product at Ticketmaster. Sandy came to Ticketmaster via the acquisition of UPGRADED, a blockchain ticket distribution system, where he was Founder/CEO. Previously, Sandy was CTO at InStadium, an ad network of 450+ sports venues. Sandy was Sr. Director at Turner Broadcasting from 2011-2014, leading the Emerging Technologies office in San Francisco and serving as a Director of Time Warner Media Camp, a startup accelerator for tech companies in the media space. From 2008-2011, Sandy started Irynsoft, bringing collaborative video-based learning to mobile devices. Before Irynsoft, Sandy was COO at Piczo, a teen social network with over 35M accounts (acquired in 2009). He spent six years at Microsoft as Director of the Community Technologies Team for and has held positions at Intel, the Boston Consulting Group, and Lockheed Martin. Sandy has a BSEE & M.Eng from Cornell, a BA in Physics from Ithaca College, and an MBA from Wharton.

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Pamela Marcus

Founder, Lifefactory, Inc.; Pediatric Physical Therapist
Pam is a serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of Lifefactory, a market leader providing reusable glass bottles and housewares with protective silicone sleeves for the entire family. Pam has a passion for keeping toxic chemicals out of people’s bodies. She is an advocate for health and environmental issues, and an outspoken critic of the health issues with plastic. She began her career as a pediatric physical therapist working with handicapped children and babies. As a feeding therapist in the neonatal nursery, she became concerned when she learned about the dangers of plastic and saw excessive plastic waste in the hospital. Her area of expertise is health and entrepreneurship.

She is now an advisor for the Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Forum and Business Accelerator, guest lecturer at Presidio Graduate School for Sustainable Business and has been on the advisory board for SXSW Eco in Austin as well as a presenter for SXSW Interactive, which showcases the latest in innovation and technology. Her other passions are women’s issues, mentorship, cryptocurrency and social impact on the blockchain.

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Mahima Muralidharan

Cofounder, Cohear SF
Mahima Muralidharan is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing program management, training, and psychological care for adults, children and families. She is the co-founder of Cohear SF, an organizational consulting firm based in San Francisco. She advises companies on work place well-being and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Mahima serves as the Chief Psychology Officer at Tiatros, a San Francisco based digital therapeutic company. She has a keen interest in socio-cultural processes, specifically the impact on women and children. She is passionate about social justice and equity based initiatives.

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Helena Ngo

Content Strategy and Licensing Lead
Helena is a content marketing professional and producer of creative collaborations for brands. She began her career in the music industry managing artists (Rufus Wainwright, Laura Veirs, Rachael Yamagata, and others), helping generate opportunities for their creative and professional development. She eventually transitioned to managing music marketing for brands, working at two NYC-based agencies who represented clients like Microsoft and Live Nation. In her current role, Helena has expanded her focus to working with the broader creative community as content licensing and strategy lead for Dolby’s marketing team.

She is driven to make girls and women’s voices heard and represented more within music, media, and creative technologies through her support of Women’s Audio Mission.

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Judy Priest

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Judy Priest is a Distinguished Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco Systems, where she investigates and evaluates emerging technologies and drives innovation for Cisco’s platforms and new products. Judy has a technical engineering background that includes applied electromagnetics, optics, datacenter and silicon hardware, and physical architectures for compute, storage, graphics, wireless, and networking. She has previously worked at Silicon Graphics, Hewlett-Packard, and Digital Equipment Corporation, as well a few startups.

Judy is the Executive Technical Advisor for Cisco’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), focusing on the recruitment, development, and advancement of women in tech. Judy has chaired the Industry Advisory Board for Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) and chaired technical sessions on Internet of Things (IoT) and Human Computer Interface (HCI). Judy frequently mentors technical women (and men), and those early in career or in college. Judy has been featured in Professional Women’s Magazine (2010), Diversity Woman Magazine (2017), and was named on Business Insider’s Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2018.

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Lindsay Romig

Regional Brokerage Manager, Vice President - Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
Lindsay Romig is currently the Vice President of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors and has worked in leadership positions with First Republic and Morgan Stanley. Lindsay has over 14 years of experience in the finance industry.

Lindsay received a B.A. in Communications/Art History from Southern Methodist University, and has been a board member of WAM for a year and a half.

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Adelmise Roseme Warner

VP – Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer – SiriusXM | Pandora
Adelmise Warner is Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer at SiriusXM and Pandora. She joined Pandora in 2015 as Senior Employment Counsel and most recently was Division General Counsel – Global Employment and Compliance. In 2018, she took on the role of Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Pandora. In 2019, with the merger of SiriusXM and Pandora, she became Vice President – Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the combined Company. Adelmise develops and implements diversity and inclusion strategies, including the hiring, retention, development, and advancement of underrepresented talent. Adelmise is a 2019 Eisenhower Fellow in the Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship Program, where she is researching strategies to increase gender and ethnic diversity at the senior and executive leadership levels and on corporate boards.

Adelmise received her JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley. She also serves on the Board of the National Employment Law Council (NELC), an organization that advances attorneys of color. Adelmise previously served on the Board of the Latin America Community Assistance Foundation (LACA), a non-profit organization that provides services to Latin America and Haiti (her home country). Adelmise has 3 children and enjoys a variety of music and the performing arts, especially musicals and the symphony.

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Lisa Sullivan-Cross

Head of Growth Marketing, Pinterest
Lisa is currently the Head of Growth Marketing at Pinterest, where over 250 million people come every month to get inspiration to create a life they love.

With 25 years digital marketing experience, she is an innovative data-driving marketer with a track record building and growing digital businesses and divisions at companies such as, Pandora, Lucasfilm, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., Evite, Billboard, and Hollywood Reporter.

She is an avid runner fueled by her love of music and enjoys spending time in nature with her wife and their three kids. She is passionate about fighting for social justice in the workplace, working to build diverse teams as well as empowering her teenage daughter to identify and fight gender bias and racial bias at school.

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Hannah Valente

Bay Area Musician/Artist
Hannah Valente is a Bay Area musician and visual artist. She is currently a student at The University of San Francisco studying sociology and economics. Hannah plays in two bay area rock bands, The She’s and World Smasher. The She’s recorded their first LP at Women’s Audio Mission in 2011, and Hannah has been involved with the nonprofit ever since. She has taken the women’s classes and helps teach the Girls on the Mic program. Because of her experience as an active female musician and Girls on the Mic teacher, Hannah has a unique understanding of WAM. Her passion for WAM stems from seeing first hand the way the organization changes the lives of all that participate in its programs, but also from the way it changed her life, giving her a voice as a female musician and a platform to inspire other women and girls in the music industry.

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Alyssa Whitcomb

Product Manager, MarTech & Listener Growth, Pandora
Alyssa Whitcomb is a Product Manager focused on Marketing Technology and Listener Growth at Pandora. She has 8+ years experience in operations, strategic partner management, and technical program management. At Pandora, Alyssa is an active participant in diversity initiatives, and has served on the leadership committees for Pandora Women and Pandora Mixtape (a community celebrating and serving employees of color).

As a first generation college student who grew up in the Bay Area, Alyssa is impassioned by WAM's curriculum and programs to attract underserved women and girls to STEM and creative technology studies. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 with an MS in Public Policy, Planning and Management.

Emeritus Board Members

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Juliette Bouquerel

Emeritus Board Member
Juliette Bouquerel has 15+ years of global business development and content production experience, most recently as Head of Business Development for Spreaker. Juliette has built partnerships with some of the largest companies in the world, including Apple and Google, as well as major media entities like the BBC and Associated Press to open the U.S. market for our European podcasting platform. She held senior business development and product management roles for organizations like Live 365, Inc., SO U and the French Music Export Office.

Global Academic Background: Master of Arts (University of Technology in Sydney) and Master of Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris).

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Rick Brusseau

Emeritus Board Member
Rick Brusseau is the Owner of Sea View Partners, High-Net-Worth and Private Client Consultancy in San Francisco, CA. Rick also serves as a pro bono Financial Consultant to businesses nationwide via San Francisco-based Pacific Community Ventures. He has previously held Executive and Financial Leadership positions at large non-profit and private companies and has worked with the Federal and State governments on the establishment and funding of Tribal TANF Programs in Northern California. Rick has taught graduate-level courses in Finance at Dominican University of California. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University. He also serves on the board of Palo Alto-based nonprofit Society of New Communications Research.

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Dina Ciraulo

Founding Board President Emeritus
Dina Ciraulo was the Founding Board President and an integral part of the launch and ongoing success of WAM. She was a Professor of Cinema at City College of San Francisco and a seasoned and passionate educator for over 18 years until she passed away in 2016 after a year and a half battle with ovarian cancer. Dina was the partner of WAM's Founder and Executive Director, Terri Winston, for over 20 years. Dina had a profound love of teaching and her students, and was passionate about diversity and gender equity in the media.

Ciraulo’s feature film Opal, about self-taught naturalist and cult icon Opal Whiteley, premiered at the 2010 Mill Valley Film Festival. Opal was awarded the Nell Shipman Directing Award from the Long Island Film Festival, two screenwriting awards, an Individual Artist Grant from San Francisco Arts Commission, a FilmHouse Residency from the San Francisco Film Society, Honorable Mention from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and a spot in the Ninth Street Film Center Artist Incubator Program.

Ciraulo’s short films have screened internationally, including the Telluride Film Festival, the SXSW Film Festival, the Hamptons International Film Festival, and the European Media Art Festival.

She attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, where she was awarded the Van Lier Scholarship and had BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.

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Omer Cohen

Emeritus Board Member
Omer Cohen is Chief People Officer at Eventbrite, where he leads Recruiting, HR, L&D, Facilities, IT, Program Management, Social Innovation, and Site Management of Non-Commercial Geo's.

He is former Chief Operating Officer at Lytro. Prior to his work at Lytro, Omer was President and COO of the Great Place to Work Institute, the global HR advisory firm in 40 countries known for Choosing Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America. Omer began his career with Deloitte Consulting, later served in leadership roles at human capital software firms DigitalThink and Workforcelogic, and most ran an independent consulting practice helping companies like Facebook, Google, Autodesk and others with strategy, leadership, culture and organizational development.

In his spare time, Omer enjoys rocking out on his drums, trying to compete with younger, faster soccer players on Sundays and spending time with his teenage daughters.

He holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Matt Frazier

Emeritus Board Member
Matt has 15 years of experience in the Music Technology and Pro Audio industries representing leading brands such as Mackie, Ampeg, Pro Tools, Digidesign, Sibelius, and M-Audio. His background in music includes an undergraduate degree in music theory from Occidental College and a master’s degree in commercial music from Cal State Los Angeles. Matt also performed as a drummer and recorded as a multi-instrumentalist for several years in Los Angeles and around the country. He continues to maintain an active recording and mixing schedule in the Pacific Northwest.

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Prachi Gupta

Emeritus Board Member
Prachi Gupta is a Director of Engineering at LinkedIn where she heads the R&D teams for messaging and groups. With over a decade of experience in consumer technology companies she is responsible for leading strategy and execution of a highly scalable and distributed technology stack that powers millions of site visits. An active supporter of diversity in STEM, Prachi also co-founded LinkedIn's Women in Technology initiative.

She holds a Masters in computer science, and has significant experience in working with startups to explore innovative solutions to real world problems; from socially driven consumer websites to enterprise business intelligence & analytics software.

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Catherine Lacavera

Emeritus Board Member
Catherine Lacavera joined Google in 2005. As Director of IP and Litigation, she manages a team of over twenty-five intellectual property attorneys and technical advisors. She oversees a global litigation docket that has included more than 500 patent and other intellectual property matters, including the Viacom and other copyright litigation against YouTube, and the Apple, Microsoft and Oracle copyright and patent litigation directed at Android. Ms. Lacavera also advises on complex licenses and acquisitions, including the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion and the sale of Motorola Home to Arris for $2.2 billion. She has been named one of Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, a U.S. Rising Star by Legal500, one of the most innovative in-house counsel by the Daily Journal, a Rising Star in the Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards, and among the top 40 under 40 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for significant contributions to the community. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Lacavera practiced IP litigation in New York City at a large global law firm.

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Patti Moran

Emeritus Board Member
Patti Moran is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), where she is responsible for digital marketing, partner development marketing, communications and event marketing for the leading legal tech professional society. Prior to ILTA, Patti held senior marketing roles at several tech organizations, and was the Senior Director of Global Certification Marketing at CompTIA, directing marketing efforts in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. As the IT Assocation, one of CompTIA's mission is to bring more women and diversity into careers in IT, a field where women also continue to be under-represented, across numerous industries and specialties. Patti holds a B.A. in Communication/Journalism from California State University, Long Beach, and is an avid flyball fan with her black lab Mallory. Patti served on the Women’s Audio Mission Board for 8 years.

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Linda Naugle

Emeritus Board Member
Linda Naugle has more than 17 years of experience with university, international education, conservation and humanitarian non-profits. Currently leading the alumni engagement and fundraising efforts for the School of Management at the University of San Francisco, Linda is responsible for all development activities for the School of Management which includes the undergraduate business majors as well as the MBA, Executive MBA, and other graduate business programs.

As someone with a dream of one day being a voice on a Disney film, she can directly relate to the mission of WAM and is excited to see more women in audio engineering achieve their goals. In her spare time, Linda can be found somewhere around the hills in the Bay Area on her bike.

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Deborah Quick

Past President and Emeritus Board Member
Debbi Quick is a Senior Associate in Morgan Lewis’ San Francisco office. Deborah E. Quick represents clients in complex civil appeals, and in trial court litigation conducted in anticipation of possible appellate review. She also represents clients seeking land-use entitlements, compliance with environmental statutes like the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, and in defending in litigation entitlements that have been granted. Deborah’s appellate experience encompasses analysis and arguments across many different issues for clients on matters involving banking, retail, energy, manufacturing, insurance, patents, and the environment. Her undergraduate honors degree in French Literature and law degree were both granted by UC Berkeley. Debbi is an alumnus of the French Horn sections of the Berkeley Youth Orchestra, the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, with which she performed in world premieres of works by Laurie Anderson and Lou Harrison, among others, and toured in Italy and Switzerland. She is a head coach of San Francisco High School’s Mission High mock trial team, and serves on the ballot measure advisory committee of SPUR (formerly the San Francisco Urban Research and Planning League).

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Jenny Sparks

Past President and Emeritus Board Member
Jenny Sparks is North America Sales Leader for IBM and has over 20 years experience in the music industry. She studied Music at the Lamont School of Music of Denver and graduated with honors from the Percussion Institute of Technology. She has recorded and toured with many bands including Word recording artist Rachel Rachel and Letnom artist Cat B'lues. She founded a successful hi-tech women-owned business and currently holds a sales executive position at IBM. Jenny is a past President of WAM’s board, on which she served for more than 7 years.

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Andrea Steves

Emeritus Board Member
Andrea is a multi-platform artist, musician, and ecologist who lives in Oakland, CA. Andrea currently manages environmental sustainability programs at She previously held sustainability and product management roles at, Google, and Toyota, and was a Partner with Design Less Better, a small consultancy which focused on ethical design. Andrea holds an MBA with emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She also holds degrees in Performing Arts Technology (Saxophone/Media Art) and Computer Science from Michigan. Andrea is co-founder of FICTILIS, an art collective who has shown work both internationally as well as in the Bay Area at venues such as SOEX, ProArts, The Lab, The Red Poppy Art House, and Interface Gallery. FICTILIS ran a gallery space in Seattle from 2010-2012. Andrea is an accomplished saxophonist and sound artist and has played saxophone and electronics in a number of bands and in ensembles such as the Creative Arts Orchestra and University of Michigan Saxophone Studio quartet. She has served on the Board of Women’s Audio Mission since 2013 and is an Advisor to, a platform for independent record labels and artists.

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Nancy Valente, M.D.

Emeritus Board Member
Nancy Valente, M.D. is Global Head of Hematology Development at Genentech where she leads the clinical development of hematology medicines. A board certified hematologist and medical oncologist, she is focused on continuing to improve outcomes for people with blood cancers.

Dr. Valente, who has more than 16 years of industry experience, joined Genentech in 2003. She is responsible for clinical development for an extensive hematology portfolio, with medicines that span diverse mechanisms such as antibodies, antibody drug conjugates, apoptosis, immune therapy and signaling. She oversees a team of 40 medical directors and clinical scientists located at three global sites in California, England and Switzerland. During her time at Genentech, she has overseen the development programs for several new indications for Rituxan, as well as Gazyva, the first medicine with Breakthrough Designation to be approved by the FDA.

Dr. Valente started her career as a practicing oncologist at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she specialized in breast cancer as UCSF faculty. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed internal medicine training at Oregon Health Sciences University, followed by fellowships in hematology at Stanford University and oncology at UCSF. Dr. Valente has published research in hematology, solid tumors and immunotherapy in leading scientific journals and is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Hematology.

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Aniyia Williams

Emeritus Board Member
Aniyia Williams is Founder & CEO of Tinsel, founded in response to the lack of tech products developed with women in mind. After coming up with the idea of an audio accessory that doubles as a beautiful piece of jewelry, she decided to leave her role as Head of Marketing with Voxer in 2014 and build a company to address the tech needs of women.

Her unique background in tech and the arts spans beyond marketing into brand building, community management and business development. After a decade of training as a singer of classical music and opera, and time spent fundraising major gifts for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Arts and the Levine School of Music, she joined the mobile messaging startup Voxer as a Community Manager and worked her way to leading the Marketing team.