Who We Are

Mission Bit strives to eliminate the tech divide for youth living in urban poverty and rural areas across the San Francisco Bay Area by building computer programming and professional opportunity pathways for public school students. We provide everything the students need, they just need to show up and be eager to learn. No prior experience required.

We give students the opportunity to learn directly from successful engineers and entrepreneurs who enjoy sharing knowledge. We're focused on project based learning and aim to teach both core computer science concepts as well as the practical skills and technologies that are required to build web sites and applications today.


Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer

Cynthia Chin

Program Manager

Cora Monokandilos

Program Manager

Bethany Byrd-Hill

Office Administrator

David Topete

Videographer Intern


Tyler Iams


Sergio Carrero


Mitchell Markoff


Jeff Wagenseller


Brian Lam

Instructor's Assistant

Zaynah Shaikh

Instructor's Assistant

Lily Ou

Instructor's Assistant

Eric Kong

Instructor's Assistant

Board of Directors

Brian Clark

Engineering Manager at Cruise Automation

Clive Downie

CMO, Unity Technologies

Bob Ippolito

Entrepreneur, Maker of Things

Mark Jacobson

Founder & CEO at Terrain Advisors

Abhay Kumar

Product Engineering at Marqeta

Jill McNay

Marketing Professional

Sam Purtill

Co-Founder & CTO at Jyve

Jeff Schnitz

SVB Wealth Advisory, Inc.

Farid Vij

Head of Corporate Development at Ciitizen

Michael Walker

Principal Consultant, BrandGeneering, Inc

Saskia Leggett

Learning Experience Designer