2022 Fellow

Jessica Santana
America on Tech


Personal Bio

Jessica Santana is co-founder and CEO of America On Tech (AOT), an organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders. AOT provides students with access to the development, mentoring, networking and professional experiences that prepare them for degrees and careers in technology. Prior to AOT, Santana worked as a technology consultant for global brands such as JPMorgan Chase, Accenture and Deloitte. She has been named an Inaugural Leader to the Robin Hood Foundation’s Power Fund, Forbes 30 Under 30 list and NYN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars list. She graduated with degrees in Accounting and Information Technology from Syracuse University and completed her Executive Education at Columbia Business School.

Project Description

America on Tech (AOT) has established a program model in NYC and LA that creates a pipeline of highly trained low-income BIPOC students to enter and change the face of the tech sector. AOT will continue to foster systemic change by transforming the face of tech and by increasing the presence of low-income BIPOC youth receiving high quality computer science and technology education, and engaging in the local tech sector workforce through internships and career development.