The JOURNi to Revolutionizing Tech

Quiessence Phillips: Polished Exterior, Techie Interior

Our lovely co-founder Quiessence Phillips is a Cyber Security professional with 10 years of experience working within the financial industry. She is also the creator of Securing Your Path - a community of women in Cyber Security. She is active in the tech community and has made significant strides in exposing youth to the world of technology through previous work with Urban Tech Alliance, Black Girls Code, and Qeyno Labs. Quiessence is a mom, mentor, coder, hacker, strategist, and change agent; and her personal motto is 'Polished Exterior, Techie Interior'. To learn more about her awesome ventures, check out

Interested in how your development skills can catapult you into a career in Cyber Security? Quiessence will speak about her firsthand experience that has helped her become a success with her cyber security career this Friday during our launch event at MASH Detroit. RSVP here and join us for the panel!

Peta-Gay Clarke: Creating Pathways Through Computer Science Education

Peta-Gay Clarke is a well rounded professional with broad experience as a Business and Information Technology leader, coupled with a passion for providing S.T.E.M. education to underserved youth. In 2015 she joined Google's diversity team to serve as Community Manager, focusing on creating sustainable communities to cultivate more Black and Latino Computer Scientists. Prior to Google, Peta served as the Deputy Director of IT at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Peta also has over 10 years of experience as a Programmer, working for companies including the Federal Reserve Bank, NYC Department of Education, New York Magazine, and COACH Inc.

Peta holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Programming from Farmingdale State University of New York (SUNY) and earned her Masters Degree from Pace University. She was awarded the Civic Engagement Award for Academic Excellence and Community Service in May 2015. 

Are you an educator interested in understand how Google sees computer science education and the pathways it creates? Come hear from Peta-Gay Clarke this Friday, July 29th during our launch event - The JOURNi to Revolutionizing Tech - at MASH Detroit. RSVP here.