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Jennifer Arguello

Jennifer Argüello, a Silicon Valley native and dual citizen of Costa Rica and the United States, is a speaker and thought leader on women in technology and Latinos in STEM. She is a tech advisor at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. She has a background in programming that includes a BS in Computer Science from UC San Diego and over a decade of experience in technology companies creating products from mobile apps to the first Xbox Kinect device. In 2011, she co-founded Latino Startup Alliance, a group to advance Latinos in tech entrepreneurship. She also consults with early-stage startups on product and technology and mentors high school girls in the tech entrepreneurship program Technovation Challenge. Jennifer is active on the alumni advisory board for the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego; Latinas in Computing, an affinity group for the Anita Borg Institute; and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Jennifer has won much industry recognition, recently being named a 2013 Silicon Valley Latino 40 under 40 Latinos2Watch in Science and Technology, 2011 Femmeonomics Top 50 Women to Watch in Tech2010; and 2010 National Association of Professional Women: Professional Woman of the Year. Her philosophy is to make every day count and earn your time on earth by adding value to it.