SPEAKER LIST – 2018

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Maria de Pena
Code Explorers, Inc, President

Maria de Pena: - MS
Maria C. de Pena is the president of Code:Explorers. She holds a Master of Science in Organization and Management with a specialty in E-Business and a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Digital Electronics. She has worked for DOD Naval Research Center in Panama City, FL, Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas, TX and Northern Telecom. She earned the TI’s Quality Award of Excellence as well as similar accolades in her engineering career. Maria is a member of the Texas Instruments Expert Advisory Board, and the South Florida Digital Alliance. She has been in science, engineering, science, technology and mathematics education for over 10 years. In community relations, Maria has also worked with high school dropouts to get them to complete their GED with a 100% success rate. She is married to Abel Pena-Fernandez, an electrical engineer and entrepreneur. Her son, Abel Pena, Jr is a graduate of UCF College of Business Administration. In her spare time, loves reading, tinkering with robots and cooking chef-quality meals.
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