About Us

 

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) fosters 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 some of New York's leading business and philanthropic companies to build an innovative, inclusive, and diverse Queens tech community.

 
 

 

Check out our Years in Review:

 
 

THE TEAM

Jukay Hsu

FOUNDER / GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY

David Yang

Co-Founder / Product & DeSIGN

Aliya Mercali

Learning & Access

Rachel Troy

Student Success

Mike Kavouras

Lead iOS Instructor

Malina Tran

Community & Partnerships

Callan Lamb

POLICY & ADVOCACY

Annie Brown

Development & Partnerships

 

...AND OUR SUMMER 2015 INTERNS AND FELLOWS

Micaela Beltran

Lara Elmayan

Juliette Hainline

Veena Krish

Julien Johnson

Jacob Lee

Franklin Pinnock

Jessica Tang

 

... and You!

Coalition for Queens is a small but 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 OF DIRECTORS

  • Adam Belanich: Co-founder of Joyride Coffee
  • Michael Borofsky: SVP at MacAndrews & Forbes
  • Jennifer Hensley: Executive Director of ABNY
  • Jukay Hsu: Coalition for Queens
  • Soo Kim: Managing Director, Standard General
  • Andrew Kirby: Former President, Plaxall
  • Sam Mandel: Partner at Betaworks
  • Josh Miller: Co-founder of Branch, Product at Facebook
  • Jessica Milner: Covington and Burling LLP
  • Elias Roman: CEO and co-founder of Songza
  • Carl Schuman: StormHarbour Securities LP
  • Marleen Vogelaar: Co-founder of Shapeways
  • David Yang: Coalition for Queens
 
 

BOARD OF ADVISORS


  • Dawn Barber: Co-founder of NY Tech Meetup
  • Steve Choi: Executive Director, New York Immigrant Coalition
  • Carol Conslato: Public Affairs, ConEd; Former President, Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Congressman Joe Crowley: U.S. Representative, New York 14th District
  • Mark Peter Davis: Managing Partner, Interplay Ventures
  • Alex Garvin: Professor of Urban Planning & Management at Yale University
  • Rachel Haot: Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology for NYS
  • Jessica Lawrence: Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup
  • Congresswoman Grace Meng: U.S. Representative, New York 6th District
  • Reshma Saujani: Founder, Girls Who Code