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SABINA RAJASUNDARAM, FOUNDER AND CEO

 In starting Codefy, Sabina has able to bring her voice and experiences to the table to create a nurturing space where young people can learn and thrive. She enjoys sharing her software development skills and wisdom from her lived experience to train indigenous young adults for the tech industry. She hopes that through her work at Codefy, she can help move the needle toward undoing some of the harms caused by historical and ongoing injustices for indigenous communities so that they can heal and rebuild.

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She earned a Masters degree in Computer Science (MCA) from Madras Christian College in Chennai, India in 2000, and a Bachelors of Science in Physics from Women's Christian College in Chennai, India in 1997. She started her career in Satyam Infoway as a Software Engineer in 2000, where she was given an award of excellence for solving a complicated technical problem for an Australian client which many other companies were unable to solve. She worked as a Senior Software Engineer in the Banking and Finance sector, representing Satyam Computers at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), in Manhattan, New York. After relocating from New York to Arizona in 2004, she worked as a Software Engineering Manager for at iCrossing, a digital marketing firm in Scottsdale where she led several software development projects and successfully recruited software engineers for her team and for the rapidly growing Product Development division.

After taking a break to raise her two daughters and learning to teach in the process, she wanted to use her software development skills and teaching skills to uplift communities that have been subject to systemic injustices. From 2017 to 2019, she taught accelerated courses in Java programming at GateWay Community College to young adults who are part of the Year Up program. She started Codefy in 2020 with the vision to help create a world in which diversity of people, thought and ideas are valued in the tech industry and beyond. 


 

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”

- Deitrich Bonhoeffer

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