Join Chegg and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at Chegg’s Santa Clara headquarters for an evening of #CheggChats, mingling, and awesome food and drinks!
Come join us for an evening of great #CheggChats from members of our Engineering, Marketing, Data Science, and UX Design team who help make the Student Hub possible! Chegg’s Student Hub is the leading student-first connected learning platform that makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. The Student Hub includes: Chegg Textbooks, Chegg Study, Chegg Tutoring, Careers Search, Internship Admissions, and College Admissions.
Twitter Handles: @Chegg @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtags: #CheggGirlGeeks, #CheggChats
Chegg Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Appetizer Spread & Beverages
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Welcome to Chegg! (Kickoff Speech by Heather Tatroff)
6:45pm – 7:30pm: #CheggChats
7:30pm – 7:55pm: #CheggChats Q&A Panel
7:55pm – 8:30pm: Desserts and more networking to close!
Chegg Girl Geek Speakers
Courtney Monk (Data Science Manager, Chegg)
Courtney is a Manager on the Data Science team at Chegg. Her work focuses mainly on Chegg’s college admissions and careers business units. Courtney is passionate about improving long-term educational and employment outcomes for high school and college students. Before coming to Chegg, she spent over five years working at Teach For America (TFA), an education non-profit whose mission is to expand educational opportunity for low-income children. Courtney received her PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford, holds a Master’s in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne, and earned a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Irina Borisova (Staff Data Scientist, Chegg)
Irina is a Staff Data Scientist in the Graph, Modeling and Personalization team at Chegg. Her work focuses on improving our understanding of how educational experience connects to professional life. She loves building models that seek relationships between various college, study and career components and that help students make better informed decisions. Irina also loves backpacking, hot springs and board games.
Kyrie Robinson (Vice President, Design, Chegg)
Kyrie loves to create world-class user experience and lead product design for consumer technology products. She has developed and led successful UX teams at leading Silicon Valley companies such as Chegg, TiVo, and Shutterfly. For 9 years she was part of the well known Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG), working with many fun and high profile technology companies such as eBay, Kno, Gilt, Zinio, LeapFrog, ReadingRainbow, Meebo, MobileIron, GameDuell, and Workiva. Kyrie has a Ph.D. from Stanford in psychology, which just goes to show that there are many ways to get from point A to point B, and most of us follow very twisty paths, indeed.
Alison Johnston (Marketing Leader, Learning Services, Chegg)
Alison leads marketing for Chegg’s learning products, including Chegg Study, Chegg Tutors and Chegg Test Prep. She was previously the CEO and cofounder of InstaEDU (now Chegg Tutors), the largest marketplace for online tutoring, which was acquired by Chegg for $30 million in June 2014. She also cofounded in-home tutoring company, Cardinal Scholars (acquired by CourseHero), and was an early team member at Box, Aardvark (acquired by Google), and Nextdoor. She was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Education in 2014.
Heather Tatroff (Chief Strategy Officer, Chegg)
As Chegg’s Chief Strategy Officer, Heather spearheads strategic planning for the company and leads the corporate and business development functions. During her time at Chegg, Heather has successfully completed the acquisitions of InstaEDU (now Chegg Tutors) and Internships.com, a core asset to the company’s career platform. Prior to joining the company, Heather had advised Chegg since 2010, including private placements, M&A and taking Chegg public in 2013 while working at J.P. Morgan. There she led coverage of emerging private companies while working on the Internet and Digital Media Investment Banking team, while also covering large consumer Internet companies like Facebook, Netflix and Dropbox. After completing her BBA with an entrepreneurship concentration at Brock University in Ontario Heather went on to complete her MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with finance and entrepreneurship concentrations. In her spare time you may find Heather preparing to conquer her next marathon, having already successfully covered 26.2 miles in each of Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York.
Pritie Sharda (Director of Commerce Engineering, Chegg)
Pritie is the Director of Commerce Engineering at Chegg. Her work involves building software systems to support ecommerce, customer service and accurate financial reporting for all the digital services Chegg offers its students. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and started her career in circuit design but soon after decided she needed something that was more fast-paced than designing control circuits for power plants. For the last fifteen years she’s been developing software, primarily in the areas of content management and ecommerce. In her spare time, she loves reading and trying out new recipes on her five year old son.
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 12:00 pm PST on February 12, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.