MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

MEET OUR 2024 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Thank you to everyone who applied to join our pilot mentorship program. We received a large number of applications and are planning how to offer mentorship support and connection to more folks in 2024.

Mentors

Luigi Ray-Montañez

Kara Reinsel

Jordan Bass

Nicole Neditch

Anicia Santos

Pat Sier

Zach Goldstein

Shashank Khandelwal

Andrew Therriault

Abigail Fisher

Alla Seiffert

Sara Hall

Keith Fuchser

Jessica Weeden

Beth Martin

Angelica Quicksey

Krista Canellakis

Risa Goodman

Cris Concepcion

Marissa Rosemblat

Michael Wilkening

Song Hia

James O'Brien

Dan Hon

Mark Hopson

Robbie Holmes

Mark Lerner

Ryan M Harrison

Ali Aayat

Mentees

Pablo Gomez-Echegaray

Teri Perona

Mars Ikeda

Mischa Downing

Mwohania Taylor

Vince Egalla

Dharini Ramaswamy

Hailey Hoyat

Apoorva Shetty

Lily Sutton

Michelle Ly

JingJing Zeng

Austin Wiggins

Jenny Wang

Bianca Frazer

Marie G. Prado

Colette Basiliere

Anthony Lu

Isabel Bernhard

Shannon Hong

Eder Hernandez

Damanjot Chatha

Carolyn Ruvkun

Samira Kamal

Joel Yong

J Shelly

Srija Chakraborty

Ethan Black

Pearl Zhang

OVERVIEW

At Technologists for the Public Good (TPG), we aim to power and lift up the people who are reimagining how the government serves the public, harnessing the power of technology. We believe in building a vibrant community of individuals dedicated to transforming public service to deliver better outcomes to the public. With more than 1,300 members, TPG provides a platform for public good technologists to unite, share, and learn from one another.


We're excited to introduce our Public Interest Tech Mentorship Program, a pilot running January-March 2024. Our program aims to facilitate meaningful connections and knowledge-sharing opportunities for early-career public interest technologists or those who've joined the field in the last three years, helping them navigate the public service technology landscape. We will provide some structured programming, but mentors mentees and mentors will have the flexibility to develop their schedules based on individual needs and preferences.


BENEFITS


For Mentees:


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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 

For Mentees:

Early Career or Transitioning: Mentees should be early career or professionals who've joined the field in less than 3 years of experience in the public interest technology field.


Time Commitment: Mentees are expected to dedicate a minimum of 2-4 hours per month to mentorship activities, including meetings and communication with their mentors.


Commitment to Learning: Mentees are expected to actively seek opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge, demonstrating a strong commitment to learning and professional growth.


Clear Goals: Mentees are encouraged to have specific career or skill development goals that they are eager to work toward with the guidance of a mentor.


Open Communication: Mentees should be open to communication and feedback from their mentors, actively participating in mentorship activities and maintaining regular contact.


Respect and Professionalism: Mentees are required to approach the mentorship relationship with respect and professionalism, maintaining confidentiality and adhering to program guidelines (aka TPG’s Code of Conduct).


TPG Membership: Mentees must be members of Technologists for the Public Good to participate in the program. 


For Mentors:

Experience: Mentors should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the public interest technology sector or a related field.


Time Commitment: Mentors are expected to dedicate a minimum of 2-4 hours per month to mentorship activities, including meetings and communication with their mentees.


Guidance and Support: Mentors must actively provide guidance and support to their mentees in achieving their career and skill development goals.


Respect and Professionalism: Mentors are required to maintain professionalism in all interactions with mentees, respecting confidentiality and adhering to program guidelines (aka TPG’s Code of Conduct).


Goal-Oriented Approach: Mentors should assist their mentees in setting clear goals, developing plans, and monitoring progress toward achieving those goals. Mentors should demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and personal development within the public interest technology sector.


TPG Membership: Mentors do not need to be members of Technologists for the Public Good to participate, but it is encouraged.


QUESTIONS? 

Contact Jewel Constance, TPG Community Manager