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Alicia Arroyo Lucas | Chapter Director

Alicia is a Director at MobileNet Services, an engineering firm that specializes in delivering RF services to the wireless industry, with clients such as, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, Ericsson, and Crown Castle. Prior to MobileNet, she worked as an Implementation Manager at Ericsson and a Field Engineer at Nortel Networks.

In 2017, Alicia launched Connecting Women of MobileNet, an internal organization focused on supporting female roles within the company through education and collaboration. She has a Bachelor’s in Telecommunications from DeVry University, an M.B.A. with emphasis in Project Management from Keller Graduate School and is PMP certified. In 2013, she was honored with the DeVry Alumni Association Rising Star award and in 2017 she was recognized as an Outstanding Executive in Technology, an award presented by the non-profit Advancing Women in Technology. Alicia is also an active member of the Project Management Institute, Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum, Women In Technology International, and the National Hispanic Business Women Association.

Alicia is a compassionate leader that looks at the challenges young girls face today and sees opportunities for their achievement through organizations like ChickTech. She is honored to lead the Orange County chapter in making a difference in our community and across our nation.

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Aruna Ravishankar | Fundraising Director

Aruna is the founder of Synceriti, a consulting company offering services for software engineering and implementation, technical program/project management and global resourcing. Prior to establishing her own company, Aruna was a Vice President at Optum Technology (UnitedHealth Group) responsible for initiating, executing and advancing technology and product strategies/solutions for United’s healthcare business for over twelve years.

She is a leader who cares deeply about women in STEM, acting as a role model and mentor to girls and women, encouraging them to persist in their STEM career aspirations. She looks to combining her technology and personal experiences to help bring gender parity in the STEM area and ensure girls have the necessary opportunities and support to pursue careers in science and technology.

Aruna holds a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University.

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Lauren Byrne | Communications and Marketing Co-Director

Lauren joined ChickTech OC inspired by its purpose in creating an inclusive community that supports and empowers girls and women pursuing careers in STEM. Over the past year, she has served as the Marketing Coordinator.  In this role, she has assisted the marketing team in leading social media campaigns to promote events, hosting networking happy hours, and contributing to fundraiser endeavors.

Professionally, her marketing experience includes serving as a Client Relations Manager/Marketing Coordinator with Life By Design Investment Advisory Services. As a member of the marketing team, she collaboratively has worked on projects related to social media content creation, marketing campaigns via flyers, email, and video, and has acted as a community chamber liaison through online and in person networking building external business relationships.

She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Diego. As an avid learner with a passion for technology, she has pursued continued education in UX/UI design, graphic design, and photography.  She hopes to utilize her education and background in fulfilling ChickTech’s mission dedicated to creating opportunities for young girls and women in technology!

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Olivia Riley | Communications and Marketing Co-Director

Olivia joined ChickTech Orange County in October 2018, inspired by the organization’s commitment to increasing diversity in the STEM industries. She is passionate about promoting and supporting women and girls in tech, and believes that a more diverse tech industry creates a better, more innovative future for us all.

Olivia’s areas of expertise include digital marketing, copy writing and public relations. She also has a rich background in journalism and has worked at local, national, and international publications. Currently, Olivia serves as ChickTech OC’s Communications and Marketing Co-Director after previously working on the marketing team as the chapter’s social media manager. Along with Lauren, she works to strategize, implement and optimize ChickTech OC’s marketing efforts to promote the organization’s mission of empowering girls and women in STEM.

Olivia is a graduate of Hampton University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications. Most recently, she received two post-graduate certificates, one in Marketing and another in Media and Global Communications, from the University of California, Irvine. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading, studying the French language, and amateur photography.

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Ellen Tran | High School Events Co-Director

Ellen brings a diversity of skills and experiences to the team at ChickTech Orange County.  She has 5 years of experience working in the aerospace industry and is currently the Customer Experience Coordinator and Salesforce Lead for Proponent, an aerospace parts distribution company located in Brea, CA.  Previously, she worked in the staffing industry in various roles for 9 years.  As the High School Events Co-Director, she helps to coordinate and plan events for the ChickTech Orange County chapter.

Ellen is driven by a passion for helping others and connecting with a community of volunteers who work together to provide opportunities for girls and women pursuing careers in STEAM. Ellen supports programs that are changing the world for women and technology.

Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of CA Riverside.  She is 2xs Salesforce Certified. She is a lifetime learner and loves to attend local meetups, learn about new tech and discuss business strategy and best practices. She currently a member of the Salesforce Women in Tech Group and in her spare times she trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program.

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