Jessica Earley-Cha

Director of Part-Time Education, Hackbright Academy
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Jessica Dene Earley, from Calexico, CA, is currently the Director of Part Time Education at Hackbright Academy, providing avenues for women to get quality software engineering education. She earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology, Education: Applied Psychology from UCSB. Upon receiving her diploma, Ms. Earley started working in the nonprofit sector, spending almost a decade working with at-risk youth and people with mental health challenges in disadvantaged areas.

After years of supporting and encouraging others to pursue their dreams, Ms. Earley decided to pivot her career into tech. She is a full-stack developer who enjoys sharing knowledge and supporting others. She is active in Google Developers Group, Women Techmakers, Girl Develop It, Latin@s in Tech, and DevelopHerDevelopHim. You'll likely find Ms. Earley either listening to others' life stories or coding one of her many personal projects.