When her daughter was born, her family moved to Utah to get medical treatment for her, because in Peru and other countries these treatments were not available. She noticed there was not an after-school program offered in coding for kids, especially for special needs and Latino students. She wanted to find a way to share her skills while helping children succeed. That’s how CLUB ABILITY was born. She started to teach coding at Bountiful Food Pantry and then connected with other non-profits such as Suazo Business Center, Spy Hop, Neighbor Works Salt Lake, University Neighborhood Partnership, Worldwide Child Relief Foundation, and Hope Center to reach more students.
Juliette has led many initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM, has written grants to create an e-learning platform, designed a curriculum focused on children creating their own videogames and understanding computer science concepts. During the pandemic devices and the internet for families with low incomes were not accessible. Juliette understood the necessity of looking for donations. She got in touch with Tech companies like Google Fiber and Facebook to offer a scholarship for coding courses. She believes her students will be creators of inclusive technology and they deserve the chance to know technology.
She is active in the Utah technology community; she is involved with Latinas in Utah, Silicon Slopes – Latinos, Utah Communities Connect Brown Bags series, and Women who succeed, and talks about the importance of increasing diversity and inclusion in Tech.
Juliette spent 15 years in Technology in Peru, because of her professional achievements, was named one of the up-and-coming women young executives with the most promise in Peru’s corporate environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering and an MBA from the IEDE Business School in Spain.
Juliette feels her biggest accomplishment is being a mom and enjoys seeing her daughter with high-quality health care.