Here at Code to Inspire, we need a team that is representative of our school – strong, forwardthinkers who want to make an impact. For that reason, we were thrilled to welcome both Evanna Hu and Judd Bagley to our Advisory Board.
Evanna, who has vast experience working in the tech industry, will be able to add an unique perspective on the latest industry developments and guide our business. Meanwhile Judd, who is currently the Director of Communications for Overstock.com, will provide strategic counsel to our communications team.
Evanna is a technologist, facilitator, and entrepreneur aiming to increase access to information. She specializes in user experience, design, and relations with host countries and relevant actors in volatile contexts, including Kandahar, Afghanistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Syria. Her passions include human rights activism, journalism, education and employment, and countering violent extremism.
Evanna is also a highly-sought after public speaker on the intersection of technology and private-public partnership, youth inclusiveness, and private sector development. In addition, she has acted as a mediator and facilitator for various inter-governmental agencies.
She graduated from the University of Chicago with a dual degree in Political Science and Romance Language and Literature (French). She currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.
Judd Bagley is the Director of Communications at Overstock.com where he specializes in communication, presentation development, speechwriting, and earned media. A former journalist and life-long technologist, Judd joined the team of Overstock.com in 2006 bringing an arsenal of creative and technical skills to the role. Prior to Overstock.com, he served as the Director of Public Relations for Summit Group. Judd’s deep understanding of technology and its vast potential continues to present new and exciting avenues full of growth and discovery. In 2016, Judd and his team at Overstock.com donated laptops to Code to Inspire and ultimately joined the advisory board.Judd graduated with honors from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, and loves to travel. You can follow his adventures on Twitter: twitter.com/writerjudd
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– Rebecca Dubow