We foster the Queens tech ecosystem to increase economic opportunity and transform the world’s most diverse community into a leading hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Established in 2011, we are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit that aims to create a tech community that is reflective of our society, with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. 


We work with leading business and philanthropic companies to build an innovative, inclusive, and diverse Queens tech community:



Check out our Year in Reviews:


Our Team

Jukay Hsu

Founder & CEO / Growth & Opportunity

David Yang

Co-Founder / Chief Strategy & Programs Officer

Rina Goldfield

Head of Instructor Development

Joey Ortiz

Director of Partnerships

Will Muller

Director of Finance


Jessie Tang

Partnerships Manager

Ben Stone

Program Manager

Charles Kuang

Full Stack Web Instructor

Shemeka Neville

Director of Special Projects

Rosa Taylor

Growth & Development Associate

Jason Gresh

iOS Development Instructor

Harry Chiu

Placements Manager

Ariel Solomon

Head of Student Success

Zoraida Ingles


Louis Tur

iOS Development Instructor

Liz Bartscherer

Placements Manager


Hailey Patel

Strategy & Operations Manager

Elle Faraday

Program Manager

Nate Maddrey

Full Stack Web Instructor

Lev Izraelit

Technical Assistant


and You!

Coalition for Queens is a growing team dedicated to expanding the tech community in the borough we call home. We have many exciting projects — from events to education and advocacy — and we’re always looking for new volunteers and members!





Board Chair
Elias Roman
CEO and co-founder of Songza, Google

Board Vice Chair
Michael Borofsky
SVP at MacAndrews and Forbes

Board Treasurer
Adam Belanich
Co-founder of Joyride Coffee

Jennifer Hensley
General Manager, Link at Intersection

Jukay Hsu
Coalition for Queens

Soo Kim
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Standard General

Sam Mandel
Partner at Betaworks

Jessica Milner
Covington and Burling LLP

Marleen Vogelaar
Founder & CEO, Ziel; Co-Founder Shapeways

Steve Brill
Journalist & Founder of CourtTV

David Yang
Coalition for Queens

Senator Bob Kerrey
Managing Director of Allen & Company / Former U.S. Senator & President of the New School



Board of Advisors


Dawn Barber
Co-founder of NY Tech Meetup

Steve Choi
Executive Director at New York Immigrant Coalition

Carol Conslato
Public Affairs, ConEd / Former President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce

Congressman Joe Crowley
U.S. Representative, New York 14th District

Mark Peter Davis
Managing Partner at Interplay Ventures

Alex Garvin
Professor of Urban Planning & Management at Yale University

Rachel Haot
Managing Director at 1776

Jessica Lawrence
Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup

Congresswoman Grace Meng
U.S. Representative, New York 6th District


Reshma Saujani
Founder & CEO of
Girls Who Code


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