I am Andrea Chaves a Technology Evangelist. During my ten years in the NYC Department of Education, my mission was to truly transform the face of education at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria for a more sustainable, innovative collaborative and in a truly student-centered environment. Under my guidance, young women collaborated to create innovative projects to inspire other young women to take an interest in the male dominated fields of STEAM. From these efforts the Digital Dance, TechCrew, Tech Explorers, the first Robotics team of TYWLS of Astoria and more projects were born. My innovative practices led the Young Women’s Leadership Network and its students to be honored by the White House, NCWIT, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Apple, Microsoft and more, for all the achievements through innovative technology.
Furthermore, I am the founder of PineApple Women. A platform and community of Latinas that share their inspiring stories in Spanish. I started PineApple Women as a way to celebrate other Latinas, but more importantly, because we need more Latina role models for the younger generations of Latinas to look up to.
SOME OF what i've DONE
LET'S coLABORATE >>>
For over 20 schools in the US and Mexico I have created:
Trainings for teacher & students
I have talked at conferences, panels, podcasts, schools and universities
Everyone is saying it is the best inset they have ever attended. What an inspiration you are! We look forward to working with you more in the future.
Francis Holland School, UK
“Andrea Chaves has enthused, inspired and opened the door to over 200 of our Santa Cruz County Middle School Latinas by not only creating new curriculum for our afterschool program but also through trainings and panel discussions. Due to Andrea’s efforts, our Middle School Latinas have a new vision as to their opportunities in Technology careers.”
Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office