A proud Chicagoan, Arezoo has successfully managed various outreach and scholarship initiatives for government and private corporations with IIE. Fascinated by the power of technology to promote social empowerment and positive change, Arezoo’s interests include women’s empowerment, digital media strategy, and capacity building. She speaks English, French and Farsi. Arezoo oversees our communications efforts and is the logistical genius behind our day-to-day operations and project execution.
A native Oregonian, Jillian has developed and managed international programs for several international development organizations in Washington, DC, and abroad. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of women’s empowerment and international development, particularly the role technology plays in advancing development outcomes at individual and societal levels. New to San Francisco, she is enjoying exploring the city and surrounding areas, and spending as much time as possible traveling. Jillian manages day-to-day implementation of program activities and serves as the primary point of contact for TechWomen mentors. @jilliranrscott
Communications and Impact Specialist
Joanne is driven by her passion to inform and empower people. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and was later a fellow at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. She has experience working for local newspapers, and before joining IIE, she was an associate editor at the International Association of Drilling Contractors. She embraces the outdoors, from hiking and camping to bike touring. With a deep appreciation for cultural exchange, Joanne manages TechWomen’s lines of communications and impact evaluation. @joanneliou
Logistics and Operations Officer
Samera comes to TechWomen with experience living and working in Uganda and Ethiopia, a deep appreciation for global citizenship, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Samera has a background in coordinating international internships and service learning programs as well as developing cultural immersion curriculum. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying different San Francisco restaurants and traversing the city on foot. Samera supports program operations, administration, and finance.
A Bay Area native, Amy developed a curiosity for the world by traveling to all of the continents with her family. She completed her bachelor’s degree in international studies at the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating, Amy moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she worked in international education bringing MBA students to Brazil to learn about the business environment. She later worked at a think tank that researches policies of the BRICS countries, before joining IIE in San Francisco. An outdoor enthusiast, Amy loves to explore all of the beauty California has to offer. On the weekends, she can be found hiking with her dog in Lake Tahoe. Amy supports programmatic logistics and operations, as well as communications for TechWomen.
Lina brings a rich background of cultural exchange, coming to IIE with experience from the American Language Center, UNHCR and different cultural exchange programs in Damascus, as well as EC San Francisco and Kaplan. Lina speaks Arabic and taught Arabic at Loyola University. She is an advocate for women’s empowerment and believes that cultural exchange opens minds and positively changes communities. She enjoys exploring new cities and activities with friends. Lina is pursuing her MBA degree and joined TechWomen’s team as a fall intern.