Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Jannie joins NCWIT as the TECHNOLOchicas and K-12 Alliance Program Manager. She obtained her BS in special education with a focus on learning disabilities from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Prior to moving to Colorado, Jannie taught various Science subjects, including Biology and Physics, and also served as Special Education Department Head for a public high school in Miami. She continued to work with students with disabilities at the University of Colorado Boulder, coordinating accommodation services through the Disability Services office. Some of Jannie’s passions include traveling, cooking, and making jewelry.