Meet The Team



Founder & Executive Director

Bridgette Wallace is an out-of-the-box thinker who pushes hard for equity and inclusion for those that are undervalued and overlooked. Her goal is to create additional pipelines that enhance Boston's innovation mix by focusing on women, housing, technology, and entrepreneurship. As an urban planner and founder of Dudley Visions SkyLab and G{Code}, she has worked with institutions, coalitions, community residents, and city officials to develop economic networks and programs. Bridgette is particularly interested in rebuilding the ways Roxbury and other neighborhood economies emerge by delivering specialized, efficient, and innovative plans that fuel long-term economic growth for Black, Brown and immigrant residents. She received her Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from Tufts University. 

Rizel is a software engineer, community builder, and educator. After completing Resilient Coders, a non-profit coding bootcamp, Rizel worked as a Software Engineer for over three years and pursued a degree in Computer Science from Boston University. Rizel’s non-traditional path into tech ignited her passion for empowering and supporting budding software engineers. In addition to her role at G{Code}, she works as a Developer Advocate at GitHub. Rizel believes in leveraging open source principles, vulnerability, honesty, and kindness as means to educate early-career developers.



Director of Programming

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Director of Ops & Partnerships

Bailey is an Arab American technologist focused on addressing spatial and economic inequities in cities through housing, third spaces, and workforce development initiatives. In addition to her role at G{Code}, she is pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School in Social and Urban Policy. Bailey received her Bachelor's degree from Tufts University and her background spans computer science, public health, and advocacy work. She is passionate about working at the intersection of tech, community building, and racial justice.

Ebony is a proud first-generation college grad & community-taught software engineer. She graduated from Duke University with a BA in International Studies and worked for almost three years for a small research firm before joining the G{Code} family in 2020 as a change maker. She leveraged her experience to transition from research to software engineering within a year before happily returning to G{Code} as a Community Advocate. She loves supporting the growth and development of fellow underrepresented minorities in technology & enjoys sharing advice and lessons learned via blogging and networking!



Community Advocate