Malaika Tiglao

Malaika joined the Codeup team as a Marketing & Admissions intern. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Business Analytics & Technology with minors in Data Science and Supply Chain Management at Trinity University. As a Filipina-American who was born and raised abroad in Cairo, Egypt, she has learned to call many places home. Outside of Codeup, Malaika enjoys running, listening to obscure podcasts, and annoying her roommate with strong opinions about the Oxford comma.

Selin Korkmaz

Selin is our Operations Intern focusing on Marketing & Admissions. She will be a May 2021 graduate from Texas A&M University, where she studies Communication, Cybersecurity, and Chinese. Selin is a Houston native. When she is not at work or in class, she loves to explore new foods, find good thrifts, and watch every movie at her local theater with her friends.

Ben Campbell

Ben is a Kentucky native, but has lived in Texas for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.A. in Communication Studies. When he’s not exploring the latest theme park or state park, he’s exploring new opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally. Ben comes to Codeup with prior experience in the theme park, retail, and software industries as part of the Business Development Team. When he’s not at work, he’s streaming the latest video games or taking in the latest movies at the theater with his wife of 13+ years.

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Meghan Desai

Meghan Desai

Meghan is our People Operations Associate, as well as a student at Trinity University, where she is studying HR and Business Management. At Codeup, Meghan assists with HR, finance, and compliance projects. Meghan was born and raised in Houston, but she’s also lived in The Netherlands and London and loves to travel. When not at work or in class, you can find her exploring the San Antonio food scene, watching movies with friends, discovering local coffee shops, or reading a good book.

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Katie Facemire

Katie is our Operations Associate. Originally from Houston, she moved to San Antonio to attend UTSA and graduated with a degree in Marketing. Before Codeup, Katie spend a year living in Shanghai, China teaching English. While living abroad she loved traveling, learning more about other cultures, and eating all types of new foods! On the weekends you can find her visiting her favorite dog parks in San Antonio with her best four-legged friend, Alaska. She’s loves being active and playing sports. Her two favorite sports are women’s tackle football and rugby.

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Liza Gomez

Liza comes to Codeup from the education sector after a career of serving as teacher and athletic coach in San Antonio and working for a K-12 EdTech company. Liza is excited to continue working in an education environment while helping students find their path after graduation from Codeup. With a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, Liza has always found her way back home to San Antonio. Outside of Codeup, you can catch her spending time with her family and doggo, traveling, reading, or playing adult rec sports.

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Marianna Vargas Muñoz

Marianna comes from a background in Student Development in Higher Education and Business best practices. She will be utilizing her passion for creating strong and meaningful relationships to help our students fulfill their career goals.

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Gabriel Moon

Gabriel Moon

Gabriel is one of Codeup’s newest hires, joining the Placement team as a Business Development Representative. He majored in Political Science at Haverford College and most recently became a Fellow with Venture for America, seeking to promote organic economic growth in San Antonio alongside fellow Fellows in thirteen other cities. At Haverford Gabriel played Division III lacrosse and served as President and Treasurer of the Haverford Charcuterie Union, bringing people together with fancy meats and cheeses. Recently, Gabriel has spent his summers working as an Account Manager and Sales Intern, and hopes to bring a new perspective to the team as he works to source high-quality opportunities for Codeup program graduates. He is an avid reader and writer, loves to cook, and has recently taken up skateboarding though he spends more time falling than skating.

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Candra Sweat

Candra is a member of the Professional Development team and dedicated to helping students put their best foot forward. She is a Texas native with her homestead being in Bear Creek, a historic freedman’s settlement located in Irving, TX. After a 16-year break, she graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018, where she specialized in leadership development. Candra is a certified mindset coach who understands the importance of taking control of your path. Her professional life outside of Codeup consists of putting on workshops to develop and empower self-leaders. She also advocates for DEI and works to break down barriers by hosting events that create a safe space for difficult conversations. In her personal life, she encourages everyone to live mind, soul, and body positive and enjoys hosting body inclusive pool parties where you can find her on her favorite unicorn float.

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