Introducing Lisa Marie Maginnis

lisam1Hi all! I am Lisa Marie, the new CEO/President of Hypatia Software Organization. While I know that Lillian leaves big shoes to fill, I know that I can help Hypatia, as it enters the next phase of its mission to help the homeless and disenfranchised trans women of the world. I have only been with the Hypatia since spring of this year, but in that time I have learned a lot about how Hypatia directly impacts trans peoples lives, and I cannot wait to help us further that mission. I am very excited about a lot of the recent developments here at Hypatia. Ranging from the Fund Club donation, to the possibilities of certification programs. While I get acquainted with Hypatia over the next few weeks, there will be slight delays in applying the new found momentum we have gained. I will do my best to keep these delays to a minimum, but I do ask for your patience as I learn the ropes.

A bit about myself, I am currently twenty eight years old, and living in Boston Massachusetts. I work in the Information Technology field as a Senior System Administrator for a non-profit. I was one of the founding members of the peer support network TransAdvice, and currently serve on their board of directors. My hobbies range from hiking and back country camping, to programming and reverse engineering. I am a science fiction fan, and enjoy reading to unwind.

I am honored to have the chance to serve the Hypatia community, and I look forward to working with all of you 🙂

Lisa Marie

Introducing Sara Murray

img_20151224_165738Hello everyone! I’m Sara, the Board Chair of the Hypatia Software Organization. I’m a queer woman and psychology student from Northern California. I’ve been working with Lily to help make Hypatia a warm and welcoming place for new members. I work directly under Lily on several projects including maintaining the membership intake form. I also oversee the implementation and upkeep of our appointment software. I’m available to chat if you have any questions or concerns about the organization. You’ll always find me in our Slack chat under the username @saramurray.

It is my hope that the Hypatia Software Organization will continue to grow and provide quality programs that help transgender women build the skills necessary to succeed in the software industry to find financial stability.

Looking forward to talking with you,
Sara Murray