About the Reboot Team

Dwana Franklin-Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Dwana Franklin-Davis is the CEO of Reboot Representation. She is a collaborative and compelling visionary leading the Tech Coalition’s pooled philanthropic investments that enable Black, Latina, and Native American women to graduate with computing degrees by 2025 and lessens the diversity gap in tech.

A lifelong technologist with a passion for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector, Dwana joined Reboot Representation in 2019 after working in IT, software engineering, and leadership positions for Mastercard, May Department Store Companies, and IBM. Based in New York City, Dwana holds a BS in Management from Purdue University, an MS in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Certificate in Project Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Callista Chen

Senior Director of Programs

Callista Chen is the Senior Director of Programs at Reboot Representation.  Callista joined Reboot from Techbridge Girls, where she served as the Pacific Northwest Executive Director.  As a leader, entrepreneur, and community builder, Callista worked to expand Techbridge Girls’ game-changing programs to reach more girls, families, and educators. Prior to her time there, she spent several years managing international development programs for the World Bank in Liberia and Swaziland. During her time overseas, she co-founded a small foundation that provided micro-grants to students and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Callista also has worked as a management consultant and editor at McKinsey & Company, advising multinational nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies.

Callista is based in Seattle and holds a BA from Stanford University in Human Biology, as well as an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Jannie Fernandez

Program Manager

Jannie Fernandez is the Program Manager at Reboot Representation. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Jannie joined Reboot Representation from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). At NCWIT, Jannie was the Director of the K-12 Alliance and TECHNOLOchicas, where she focused on broadening participation of women and people with disabilities in all of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.  She has a deep commitment  to correcting over-representation in tech and uplifting historically marginalized communities by advancing programs and initiatives that highlight the contributions of BIPOC groups.

Jannie taught various Science subjects, including Biology and Physics while serving as Special Education Department Head for a public high school in Miami, FL.

Jannie is based in Boulder, CO. She obtained her BS in Special Education with a focus on learning disabilities from Florida International University and a MS degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Yacine Ndiaye

Program Management Intern

Yacine Ndiaye is the Program Management Intern at Reboot Representation. She is a driven and detail-oriented chemical engineer with an aptitude for analytics and a passion for diversity and inclusion in STEM. She is a manufacturing engineer at Medtronic and has previously worked as a process engineer for Corning.

Yacine enjoys volunteering especially for causes related to increasing the number of underrepresented groups in STEM. She currently volunteers with MentorNMotion and mentors two students from similar backgrounds as her and interested in STEM. She looks forward to furthering her passion in diversity and inclusion in STEM at Reboot.

Yacine is based in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BS from the City College of New York in Chemical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry.

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