Meet our Instructors

Gloria Tumushabe

Gloria Tumushabe is the Founder and an instructor at Afro Fem Coders. She is a UC Berkeley Computer Science Masters Student from Uganda. In the past, she worked with Uber as a data analyst intern in Uganda and Salesforce AI as a deep learning Intern. She founded Afro Fem Coders to increase the number of women pursuing STEM careers from underrepresented communities in sub-saharan Africa. Her goal is to create a safe space where students feel inspired to learn computer science. She is also currently the scholars representative for the MasterCard Foundation scholars at UC Berkeley.

Lavanya Vijayan

Lavanya Vijayan is Lead Instructor at Afro Fem Coders, a Master's student in Data Science at UC Berkeley, a coding instructor at The Coder School Berkeley, and an author of programming courses on LinkedIn Learning. She is also a Math and French tutor at Berkeley High School’s Bridge program, which serves first-generation low-income students of color. She is passionate about educational equity and improving access to quality education. Lavanya is a Tamil American and the eldest child of immigrant parents.

Olivia Hsu

Olivia Hsu is an instructor and advisor for Afro Fem Coders. She is currently a second year PhD student at Stanford University studying Computer Science. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. While at Berkeley she co-founded Space Technologies at Cal (STAC), an engineering student organization focused on creating a community for students interested in aerospace research. She would like to foster a more welcoming environment for underrepresented students in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering. Olivia is excited to teach practical applications of Computer Science, like machine learning, to the students of Afro Fem Coders.