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Meet the 2016 Fellow: Carina Bustos

Carina Bustos, Partner Engagement & Success Specialist, Anita Borg Institute


Carina grew up in East Palo Alto, California, an impoverished community where she was exposed to violence and a failing educational school system, which ignited her passion for social justice. She is a recent graduate from Occidental College, who majored in Critical Theory & Social Justice and studied Post-Genocide Restoration & Peace Building in Rwanda. Carina aspires to create systemic change to end intergenerational poverty through cross-sector partnerships with business, non-profit, and government leaders. Carina is a Partner Success & Engagement Specialist at Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit organization that strives to recruit, retain, and advance more women in technology. Carina works with fortune 500 companies to help implement effective gender diversity strategies to create more inclusive spaces for women technologists. Carina is passionate about a diversity of issues including increasing the percentage of women and minorities that pursue careers in technology, increasing the population’s financial literacy and creating more sustainable affordable housing options to address wealth inequality. In the future, Carina plans to obtain a dual degree in business administration and urban planning. On her free time, Carina enjoys reading, learning about local politics, exploring the outdoors and taking boot-camp classes at the gym.

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