Eileen Sandoc Yen
Consultant, Developer, and Entrepreneur in San Jose, California
Silicon Valley is a wonderful place to call home, but it's a region with stark contrasts in neighborhoods with and without rich resources. I believe that all kids should have access to an excellent education - regardless of their zip code - so I left behind a successful 20-year career in high-tech to help my students change their destinies.
After teaching for a few years, I realized that I could serve even more students by stepping out of the classroom to build tools that help teachers optimize their time and maximize available resources. I now spend my days building an EdTech product.
I also spend time volunteering in the community, experimenting in the kitchen, and hanging out with family (which includes our two spunky Corgis).