Summer Enrichment Program

Speaker Bio

Teresa Win

Ms. Win worked in technical and management positions related to information technology at large and small businesses. Ms. Win co-invented getAccess - an Internet security related software application - at enCommerce Inc. which was acquired by Entrust in April 2000. Ms. Win worked as program manager on Xellerate, another security related application, at Thor Technologies which was acquired by Oracle in November 2005. Ms. Win is a member of the USF Board of Trustees. Her service to USF includes volunteer fund raiser, chair of the Committee on Information Technology Strategy, and working with the Women in Science and Community Connections programs. Ms Win has a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of San Francisco and a JD from Santa Clara University.

Below is the bio from the speaker of 2009 SEP.

Nancy Montanez

Nancy Montanez is a Systems Software Engineer in the Open Strategy Division at Yahoo!. She received a BS in Computer Science from USF and taught several semesters of computer science and math courses at USF. After leaving USF, Nancy went to work for the Department of Radiology at the UCSD, while also consulting on the side. Her lifelong goal to work for NASA was actualized when she accepted a position as Technical Higher Education Assistant at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. While at NASA, she was inspired to pursue her Master's in Computer Science at USF, where she completed her thesis on analyzing the effectiveness of tags in blogs. Her research papers have been accepted to a number of conferences, including the World Wide Web conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

As a graduate student, Nancy participated in and lead the Peru Immersion program, in which students and faculty from the Computer Science Department travel to Southern Peru to help bridge the Digital Divide by bringing computer equipment and teaching computer classes. Nancy was also a program organizer for the Summer Enrichment Program in 2006.

Her hobbies include photography, traveling around the world, and learning new languages.