Audra Eng

Seattle, WA, US
Field of Work 
STEM Education
 
Information Technology, Software
Company 
IGNITE Worldwide
Job Title or "Student" 
Director of Development and Operations
Education 
University of Texas, Austin
Degree 
BBA, Management Information Systems
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
Audra has more than 16 years of experience leading and expanding teams in technology startups. Her current role as Director of Development and Operations for IGNITE merges her passion for education and nonprofit work with her extensive background in software and technology. IGNITE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides an in-school educational program which connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors. IGNITE has educated and empowered over 30,000 young women in middle school and high school grades to pursue education and careers in STEM.

Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer for EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit with a mission to ensure every K-12 public school in America has the high-speed Internet infrastructure that students and teachers need for digital learning. Prior to EducationSuperHighway, Audra has held a number of executive and senior management positions at a variety of enterprise software companies, including Vice President of Product Management at Atlassian (TEAM), VP of Product Management for Raytheon Oakley Systems, VP of Product Management for Sygate (acquired by Symantec), Director of Product Management for ArcSight (ARST, later acquired by HP), Director of Product Management for ScanSafe (acquired by Cisco), and Director of Product Management for Internet Security Systems (ISSX, later acquired by IBM).
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Pets, Computing, Reading, Video games, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Asian
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, In-school visit, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 3-4 times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
NGCP Collaborative FabFem

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