Galvanize and Iterable Announce Scholarship Recipients

This year, Galvanize partnered with Iterable to offer three full-tuition scholarships for the Hack Reactor Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp through Galvanize. After graduating from Hack Reactor in mid-April of this year, scholarship recipients will be paired with begin a three-month paid internship at Iterable, supported by a mentor (and current employee) from the Iterable team.

The Galvanize + Iterable Scholarship is designed to support those from underrepresented communities and backgrounds who are motivated to join the tech workforce. The program equips scholarship recipients with competitive technology skills and introduces them to the impact and utility of emerging technologies, all within a competitive and supportive environment.

The application program for the Scholarship closed on February 1st, 2021. After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the 2021 cohort of the full-tuition scholarship!  We can’t wait to see the great things these three recipients will accomplish with their immersive education.

The 2021 Iterable + Galvanize Scholarship Cohort:

Yasaman Khorram

Yasaman is from the busy city of Tehran. With an aspiring dream of becoming a software engineer, she moved to the United States and broke the cultural and linguistic barriers that surrounded her. Yasi is seeking to expand her engineering knowledge, build great products and inspire other women to pursue a career in technology. Beyond engineering, Yasi enjoys nature and making delicious Persian dishes.



Mark Valdez

Mark is a first-generation Filipino-American, born and raised in the Bay Area. He graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Education. Mark has always been motivated towards helping others and has dedicated the past 5 years working at a non-profit in Oakland to help support, guide, and care for people with developmental disabilities. Mark’s goal is to create an e-learning platform that specializes in providing educational tools and resources to the developmentally disabled community. Mark’s hobbies are playing with his dog Milo, geeking out over upcoming Marvel shows, and examining the philosophy and hidden themes behind his favorite manga and anime. Mark is excited to apply his software engineering skills to continue helping underrepresented communities.

Alison Clowes

Alison Clowes spent the last 7 years in Cape Town, South Africa working to prevent violence against women and girls, to transform gender norms that harm both women and men, and to enable people to have healthier relationships with themselves and the people they love. She has a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado in Linguistics and Asian Studies, and a master’s from Columbia University in International Educational Development. As a woman with disabilities, Alison is excited to leverage her software engineering skills to solve pressing social problems and to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector. She loves to travel and has worked on projects in 25 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Western Pacific. She represented the United States in India as a Critical Language Scholar (2009), and in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar (2014) and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2016-2018). When she’s not coding you will find her dancing salsa, exploring the mountains of Colorado, or with her nose buried in a fantasy novel.


More about Iterable

Iterable is a cross-channel platform that powers unified customer experiences and empowers marketers to create, optimize and measure every interaction taking place throughout the customer journey. With Iterable, brands create individualized marketing touchpoints that earn engagement, solidify trust and galvanize loyal consumer-brand relationships.

Iterable has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work – SF for the past three years, one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado for the past two years, and was named as one of Colorado’s Best Paying Companies. They have been listed on Wealthfront’s  Career Launching Companies List for the past two years, rank sixth on the list of Top 25 Companies Where Women Want to Work, and hold a top 20 spot among the SaaS 100. Iterable has a global presence, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Denver, and London. As they scale, we continue to live by our core four, founding values – Trust, Growth Mindset, Balance, and Humility. To understand the Iterable story, explore our Culture and About Us page.

More about Galvanize

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Although applications for our Iterable Scholarship have closed, we offer many full-tuition scholarships for our data science and software engineering bootcamps through the Galvanize Scholarship and the We Stand Together Scholarship.

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