Staff

Karenna Geno
Kids Coding Instructor
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I am currently studying Elementary Education at Central Connecticut State University. I have participated as a Special Olympics volunteer for the past five years and am very passionate about unity in the classroom, as well as hands on learning. I am looking forward to advancing my coding skills and seeing what the students are capable of! During my free time I enjoy getting outside and hiking whenever I can get the chance. I also work with Healing Meals, a Nonprofit organization that works with youth volunteers to provide meals to families going through a health crisis. In the future I plan to get my master’s degree in Special Education and continue to inspire children to be critical thinkers and enjoy learning throughout their lives.
Mica Phan
Kids Coding Instructor
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Mica Phan is a recent Connecticut resident and joined HCC in January 2020. An avid musician, she received her BA in Music in California and has been teaching the classical violin to students of all ages in public school classrooms, private lessons, and youth ensembles since 2013. Mica loves being in the classroom and helping children learn new things. She teaches and assists in some of HCC's in-person classes, and plans to advance her own coding skills. In her spare time, Mica enjoys practicing her various instruments, spending time outdoors, and quilting.
Alexa Furnari
Kids Coding Instructor
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Alexa is currently a junior at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is pursuing a bachelors degree in Computer Science and a studio art minor. While at school Alexa has used Java, C and C++ to complete coding projects. Alexa has several years experience working with kids at a local day camp. In her free time, Alexa likes to walk her dog, watch movies and join the intramural sports teams at her school.
Anne Guillaume
Kids Coding Instructor
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Anne assists in the teaching of the many classes we have.
Julie Ortiz
Kids Coding Instructor
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Julie is a recent new-hire who teaches some of our remote and in-person classes.
Matthew Frazzetta
Kids Coding Instructor
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I recently joined the Happy Code Club team September 2019. I am currently attending Uconn Stamford and getting my degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I have experience in several programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Processing, and Scheme. In the past I have worked as a mentor for disadvantaged children and as a camp counselor. While I do have previous experience working with children, this is my first formal teaching experience. I have been learning a lot and look forward to continue learning as I work with the Happy Code Club team.