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Sabio Team

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Administration
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Engineering
Liliana Monge

Liliana Aide Monge

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CEO/Co-Founder

Liliana is a social entrepreneur that believes in the power of the <script> tag. Coming from an economic development background, she found it important to find opportunities that empowered the community. Sabio allows individuals to transform their lives through their careers.

Gregorio Rojas

Gregorio Rojas

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CTO/Co-founder/Head Instructor
CTO/Co-founder
Head Instructor

Gregorio is an industry veteran and co-founder of Sabio. Through Sabio, Gregorio provides an opportunity for more people of diverse backgrounds to break into careers in tech as software developers. Since 2013, Gregorio has led over 800 individuals to change their careers.

Claudia Monge

Claudia Monge

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Chief Operations Officer

Claudia acts as the engine behind Sabio’s administrative needs. After more than 18 years of experience, Claudia joined Sabio to create an administrative structure that would allow for scalable growth. She enjoys being part of an org that is invested in the livelihood of others.

Kelly Hernandez

Kelly Hernandez

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Accounting Manager

Kelly started with Sabio when she was a college student. After graduating and gaining experience in the industry, she came back to Sabio as an Accounting Manager. She thoroughly enjoys Sabio’s mission to empower career changers in tech and is happy to be back at Sabio!

Yadira Ramos

Yadira Ramos

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Compliance Officer

Yadira is essential in supporting Sabio’s administrative needs. She helps manage important programs such as the VET TEC, Gi BIll, and the BPPE certification. She also supports fellows through their enrollment journey into Sabio. She is passionate about helping anywhere she can.

Kimberly Garcia

Kimberly Garcia

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Administrative Assistant

Kimberly joined Team Sabio shortly a year after graduating from the University of Oregon. She contributes her skills at Sabio by assisting with various tasks such as helping maintain student files and book-keeping/accounting. Kimberly is always eager to tackle any tasks coming her way.

Robert Johannes

Robert Johannes

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VP of Admissions

Robert joins Sabio as an experienced professional in academia where he worked several years in admission. He believes education is life-changing and enjoys a role in helping individuals begin a career in Software Development. He finds the relationships he builds rewarding.

Alexa Azinger

Alexa Azinger

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Director of Admissions

Alexa is an advocate for education and investing into students. She finds great power in enabling students to find success through tools and resources. She enjoys working at Sabio as an admission consultant because she can empower students to find successful careers in tech.

Babar Ali

Babar Ali

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Assistant Director of Admissions

Ali is a professional in education with a background working in colleges. He studied psychology in UC Davis because he wanted to help people accomplish life goals. Ali's passion for education is rooted from his experience in college and getting guidance when he needed it most.

Meg Black

Meg Black

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Director of Veteran Admissions and Affairs

Prior to joining Sabio, Meg worked in admissions at Bethany College and worked with veterans at Wounded Warrior Project. She served in the Army as a Military Police Platoon Leader and lived abroad in Germany for 2 years.

Rocco Sambucci

Rocco Sambucci

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Senior Admissions Counselor

Rocco has a rich history in academics. After receiving his BA and MS in Psychology, he became a professor at Broward College and Keiser University. He has dedicated his career to college admissions. His passion for education has helped set many students down their path to success.

Nancy Her

Nancy Her

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Career Counselor

Nancy joins Sabio as a Career Counselor to provide professional career coaching to all students in a student-centric way that will support students to find a career upon completing their program at Sabio. Nancy has been an influential leader in the higher education industry for the last 7 years.

Miguel Ferreira

Miguel Ferreira

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UI/UX Designer

Miguel is a creative who appreciates creating a design that is going to improve an experience. He graduated from the Caracas Design Institute in 2012 and has a Masters Degree in UX/UI App Design. At Sabio, Miguel helps with all designs from the website to marketing materials.

Hector Arias

Hector Arias

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Senior Instructor

Hector serves as a senior instructor at Sabio where he reaps the benefit of watching individuals transform their lives by landing jobs as software developers. Hector had dabbled with coding throughout the years to the extent of writing his thesis in computational astrophysics.

Danny Gonzalez

Danny Gonzalez

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Senior Instructor

Danny is a senior instructor and was part of Sabio’s fourth cohort in 2014. After graduating, he worked for a start-up and developed his skills as a web developer through multiple companies. He decided to circle back to teaching because he enjoys the excitement of educating others.

Brijesh Patel

Brijesh Patel

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Senior Instructor/Engineer

Brijesh has had almost every role under the sun before finding coding. Brijesh joined Sabio because the mission and goals aligned with his values and knew Sabio was where he wanted to grow his career. As a Senior instructor, Brijesh works to find success in all of the cohorts.

Jae Park

Jae Park

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Senior Instructor

Jae is a career changer. He studied music in college and was pursuing a career in the music industry but ended up in tech which he loves. A Sabio alumnus, Jae worked at Microsoft as an Azure App Service Support Engineer. As an instructor at Sabio he loves to help others solve problems with code.

Steve Snow

Steve Snow

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Senior Instructor

After 14 years in the Air Force, an unexpected transition to be a primary care giver for a terminal family member, and time as a secondary education instructor, Steve took the opportunity to attend Sabio's bootcamp and kick off software development as a full-time endeavor.

Zachary Lynch

Zachary Lynch

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Instructor

Zach is a full stack software engineer and instructor at Sabio. Previous to joining Sabio, he was in the US Army for 8 years serving as Squad Leader and Recon Platoon Sergeant. He enjoys providing values to students who are learning skills and starting their software careers.

Selva Miranda

Selva Miranda

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Instructor

Selva is a full stack software engineer with a BA in Education. She graduated from Sabio in 2017 and worked as a developer for an automotive company for a couple of years before returning to Sabio as an instructor. Selva has a passion for continuous learning, but also teaching.

Daniel Belyeu

Daniel Belyeu

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Instructor

Daniel spent most of his years in pursuit of a career in the music business. As another career changer in our midst, he decided to make the switch to software development. After graduating from Sabio, Daniel joins the team as an instructor for our full stack development bootcamp.

Barnett Fischer

Barnett Fischer

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Instructor

Barnett is a career changer who joins the Sabio team as a full stack development instructor. Previously, Barnett worked in manufacturing for the OEM/VAR markets, designing computer mainboards and other hardware, and now he transfers his skills and love of tech to software development.

Shalene Brooks

Shalene Brooks

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Instructor

Shalene is a Bay Area native (go Warriors) and Navy Veteran with 8 years of military and civilian experience as an Aircraft Mechanic. In 2022, Shalene joined Sabio to take a leap of faith and learn to code. Now she helps others learn to code as an instructor at Sabio.

Haley Stamp

Haley Stamp

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Haley is a career changer who now joins Sabio as a full stack software engineer. Previously, Haley worked in marketing where her creative side was able to flourish. Now, coding has allowed her to merge both logical and creative sides of her through problem-solving.

Rob Rukavina

Rob Rukavina

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Rob has been working as an engineer in various capacities for many years. First serving as a steam propulsion engineer for the US Navy, he is now part of Sabio as a full stack software engineer and instructor. He believes the mind is powerful and anything is within reach.

Yashashri Patel

Yashashri Patel

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Yashashri joins Sabio as an experienced technical professional. She was previously a team lead for Data Impact Solutions, now she works on developing scalable web applications and internal tools for Sabio. She loves the working environment and support she receives.

Jacob Bathan

Jacob Bathan

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Jacob joins Sabio as a software engineer and instructor. He has worked in many different fields before starting his career in tech. Jacob is a former U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate and X-Ray Technician. Since making his career change, he has worked mainly developing large scale applications.

Victor Ibasco

Victor Ibasco

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Victor stumbled upon code through sheer chance... by walking into the wrong class in high school. Unfortunately, his circumstances did not allow him to dive deeper into code at the time. As a Sabio alumnus, he joins the team to help others learn to code.

Lefeba Gougis

Lefeba Gougis

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Lefeba joins Sabio as a software engineer and instructor. Prior to joining the Sabio team, he worked primarily in the fields of education and psychology. A former Behavioral Therapist, Researcher, and Mindfulness Teacher, Lefeba is a career changer.

Jake Kim

Jake Kim

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Jake Kim graduated with a BS in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly. Previously, Jake worked as a project manager at a construction company. He took the chance of learning to code through Sabio and now joins us as an instructor and valued member of our engineering team.

Caleb Ince

Caleb Ince

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Caleb started out as a self-taught game designer. That's where he found his love for programming. After attending and graduating Sabio, he joins our team as full stack developer and instructor. Caleb loves helping others solve problems and learn to write code.

Nick Kim

Nick Kim

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Nick joins the Sabio team as a full stack software engineer and instructor. Prior to working in tech, Nick worked as a videographer and editor for over 10 years - not only creating content viewed all over the world but also building up individuals and teams.

Rafael Lynch

Rafael Lynch

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Rafael is a full stack developer and instructor at Sabio. After studying law, he discovered his passion for programming and has been in the world of web development ever since. He believes that one of the best ways to continue learning and developing is by teaching others.

Nicolas Alonso Prieto

Nicolas Alonso Prieto

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Full Stack Software Engineer/Instructor

Nico Alonso joins the Sabio team as a full stack software engineer and instructor. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and prior to joining Sabio, he worked in education and the e-commerce industry. He joins the team to help others to learn to code and improve their lives through it.

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