About Our Team

Learn more about our organizers and leadership team
Chuck Hurwitz

Chuck Hurwitz

Leadership Team Member
Chuck Hurtwitz has been teaching Science for nearly 40 years and most recently served as the Science Department Chair at Newton South High School until his retirement in June 2012. Mr. Hurwitz is the founder of the FIRST Robotics Team in Newton Public Schools and has served as its Head Coach since its inception.

Emily Shamieh

Emily Shamieh

Leadership Team Member
Emily Shamieh has a deep passion and commitment to educating underserved children. She has dedicated her life to “evening the playing field”.

Joe Monroy

Joe Monroy

Leadership Team Member
Joe Monroy is the Senior Director of IT Operations for the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield (formerly DTZ).

Amanda Martínez

Executive Director
Amanda is an award winning diversity professional with exceptional creative and analytical ability to align strategy with business and organizational needs, develop focused initiatives and provide tactical and strategic grassroots solutions.

Raul Porras

Raul Porras

Leadership Team Member
Raul Porras, co-founder of the Latino STEM alliance, is a Value Advisor within the Industry Value Engineering organization at SAP.

Reinier Moquete

Reinier Moquete

Leadership Team Member
Reinier Moquete is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner for Advoqt, an IT consulting firm based in Boston, MA.

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