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Leadership Team

Our leadership team embodies a deep commitment to social change and an unprecedented blend of teaching and programming expertise.

Ingrid Alongi

Director of Turing+

Ingrid founded Quick Left, a custom software consulting firm that was acquired by Cognizant in 2016. There, she led a number of initiatives and most recently ran the UX Research and Product Design Teams. As the Director of Turing+, she utilizes what she learned in starting and running her own apprenticeship program paired with her experience as a Software Developer who built successful engineering teams to make a positive impact on Turing alumni outcomes. Ingrid loves to solve problems and collaborate with others believes that writing code gives us the ability to do both. Whenever she isn't busy with work or her kids, she enjoys cycling and running.

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director

Stretching back to 2005, Jeff has more experience teaching Ruby and Rails than anyone in the world. Starting his education career with Teach for America in 2003, he’s taught middle school and high school, co-founded a middle school, and created Jumpstart Lab in 2009, Hungry Academy in 2012, and gSchool in 2013. Along the way he’s taught thousands of developers, taken nearly a hundred people from “no experience” to professional, and created over a thousand pages of instructional content. As the Executive Director of Turing School, Jeff designs the overarching instructional program, coordinates the instructional team, connects students with the community, directs the hiring process, and teaches full-group sessions.

Sal Espinosa

Director Back-End Engineering

Sal brings a background in education and a passion for positive change to his work at Turing. Having taught for three years in Queens, New York, he went to work for a small consulting firm that focused on real estate for federal clients. Looking for a way to get back to Colorado where he was born, he turned to Turing School for the opportunity to leverage programming to make people’s lives easier. Continuing to weave a deep commitment to service - whether to students, homeowners, or veterans - Sal is now the Director of the Back-End Program at Turing where he gives our students the opportunity to build the tools they need to bring people together.

Courtney Haynes

Senior Director of Operations

Working for over a decade to expand economic opportunity across policy and direct service, specifically in education, workforce and healthcare Courtney has been a part of numerous teams and organizations, working to bring diverse stakeholders together and create sustainable change. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Operations and External Affairs at Hope Street Group. Courtney now oversees the operations team from recruitment to job support at the Turing School; and is passionate about ensuring all students are successful and on the path for a career in technology. She also works to expand Turing’s partnerships and programs with a goal to be more integrated into the Denver community.

Ellen Mary Hickmann

Senior Director of Programs

Ellen Mary is a coach, a facilitator, and a designer. With more than 13 years of working in K-12 education as a teacher and as an instructional coach, she moved on to support non-profits who are raising the standards of what is possible in the education industry. Over six years, Ellen Mary worked for Teach for America where she led the Teacher Leadership Team responsible for over 200 educators. She ultimately chose to join Turing because of the mission of the organization. As the Director of Professional Learning, she ensures that students are getting the best experience in the classroom and that the instructors are continually being supported and developed.

Pamela Lovett

Director Front-End Engineering

As a former English as a Second Language teacher, middle school teacher, and yoga instructor, Pamela uses her educational experiences to share her love for learning, technology, and the process of problem-solving with her students. She ultimately chose programming because she believes it is a skill that is needed and will continue become more necessary across all industries. She loves that programming gives you the power to go from nothing to something with code. When she is not at Turing, she enjoys reading, running, lifting, and visiting new restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors and museums with her husband and two kids.

Rachel Martinez

Director of Finance & Administration

Rachel brings a completely unique skill set to Turing School, serving as our in-house General Counsel. She is an attorney specialized in general business practice. Prior to joining us, Rachel served the role of general counsel to many businesses on a contractual basis. She also has expertise maintaining the corporate governance of a non-profit organization, which proves vital to our own organizational structure. This expertise is rounded out by her professional experience in human resources and management capacity. As Turing School’s General Counsel, Rachel utilizes her past experience to manage all legal and compliance aspects of running our nonprofit organization.

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