Madelyn Tavarez is a Dominican-American software engineer at Pinterest on the Shopping Product team.
Throughout her time as a software engineer, she’s built countless features, participated in major rearchitecting initiatives across the Android application, and implemented key cross-platform features in React Native.
For the past few years, Madelyn has also volunteered as a national ambassador for TECHNOLOchicas, a grassroots effort by the Televisa Foundation in partnership with the Eva Longoria Foundation which aims to inspire more young Latinas to develop and pursue interests in STEM disciplines and careers by teaching introduction to technology and coding workshops for young girls and their parents across the nation.
Madelyn is also the founder of Scholar Ahead, the most comprehensive free online educational opportunity platform with over 1,000 summer enrichment programs, internships, and research opportunities for middle and high school students across the country. She built Scholar Ahead to help democratize access to opportunities for students across the country when she realized that, due to how fragmented the market is, most students are unable to access valuable learning programs. She hopes this platform will help students change the trajectory of their lives by realizing new opportunities for themselves and their futures.
In her free time, Madelyn enjoys traveling around the world, hiking, reading new books, and dancing.