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Our Team

Our Team

Monica Sanders – Founder + Advocate in Chief

Dustin Loup –  Advisor, Community Access         

Anthony Duan – GIS, Storytelling                                                                         

Fellows and Interns     

Stanley Wong – Social Media Fellow                                                                                                  

Maya Walker – 2022 Intern

The Advisory Board

 Tamir Harosh is a Professional adviser, experienced consultant, skilled negotiator, and   Innovative thinker with almost two decades of experience in every field in the business world.  Harosh leads the Business Development, negotiations, and Consulting Teams for individuals, Executive Officers, high-level officials, investors, international and national companies, and organizations. Harosh also serves as a mentor for the well-known Innovation organization, which helps entrepreneurs across the USA and worldwide to achieve their goals as startup founders. is another national nonprofit Fellowship program, where Harosh acts as a mentor. This organization gives recent college graduates firsthand startup experiences that help them become leaders who make meaningful impacts on their careers.

Harosh holds an LLB degree and MSc degree in negotiating and conflict resolution from Columbia University. 

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Shari C. Suero, MBA
Shari has over 15 years of experience in end-to-end Technology, Data, and Operations, with a high specialty in platform transformation, data democratization, and insights. She has a proven track record of turning around underperforming technology ecosystems at companies such as Wells Fargo, MetLife, and MassMutual, to name a few. Shari enjoys giving back to her community serving as an HOA Board Member for over 10 years as well as volunteering with the YMCA, YWCA, and Habitat for Humanity. 
Venkat Mahalingam spent the last 20 years at Microsoft, SAP, and Ciena in leadership roles across business development, and product development, leading up to the current role in Google as Director of Business Development. At Google, Venkat leads business development engagements with a focus on Google Cloud Platform through strategy development, partnerships and M&A.


Venkat holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, a Masters in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from India. 


Venkat is married with two kids and a 20-month old Labrador puppy. In his free time, Venkat enjoys cooking with his wife, playing tennis with his daughter, airplane modeling with his son and playing fetch with his puppy. He is based in the greater Seattle area.