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Matt Stephenson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Code2College (, an Austin-based nonprofit that equips traditionally underrepresented high school students with coding and professional skills towards entering and excelling STEM undergraduate majors and fields. In Fall 2016, Code2College launched as a pilot in two schools serving 30 students. Nearly seven years later, Code2College has served 3,000 minority and low-income high school students from across Central Texas. Code2College has continued to place students into highly competitive, technical internships at companies like Indeed and RetailMeNot.

Matt started his career in K12 education as a high school math teacher, and later a Leadership Fellow, at Achievement First in New Haven, CT. Next, he joined NewSchools Venture Fund as an Associate Partner and venture investor in high-performing education organization. He then joined KIPP Austin Public Schools, a public school district serving nearly 5,000 students across nine schools and two campuses, to serve as Director of Finance and also provide assistance to the Talent Recruitment team. Prior to his career in K-12 education, Matt was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs as well as an Internship Program Manager for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), where he was able to help 93% of the interns in his cohort to receive full-time job offers from their host firms. Matt holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School and a BS in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mariama is Digital Equity Accelerator Lead, Social Impact at HP. In this role, she collaborates with partners such as MIT Solve to support HP’s commitment to accelerate digital equity for 150 million people by 2030. Mariama comes to HP as Co-founder of Memunatu Magazine—a nonprofit social enterprise committed to empowering teenage girls in Africa and the diaspora. Memunatu Magazine has been recognized as a Halcyon Incubator Fellowship Winner, Wharton Africa Business Forum Finalist, Harvard Innovation Lab team, Dell Social Innovation Semifinalist Fellowship Winner, and CGI U Commitment to Action.

As Co-founder and President, Mariama leads unique partnerships including those with 30+ nonprofits, embassies, and student organizations to bring innovative educational content to girls. In 2016, Mariama was selected as a GES+ delegate and one of 12 early-stage entrepreneurs in the social impact category to pitch at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley. In 2015, Washington Life Magazine named Mariama one of its “Tech 25” in a special innovators and disruptors issue. Mariama has spoken about social impact, entrepreneurship, and African innovation at the Woodrow Wilson Center, US Department of State, White House, Vital Voices, Yale University, Harvard Business School, and more.

Previously, she led the youth engagement portfolio as Manager, Innovation and Learning at Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, and served as a Gender Innovation Consultant for the United Nations Population Fund. In 2019, Mariama became an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship. Mariama is an alum of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P.) and the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) cum laude in International Relations with a minor in French. Mariama is based in New York, NY.