Join IST alumni as they share their diverse experiences and perspectives gained through their educational and professional journeys. Learn from the challenges and opportunities faced by these individuals from underrepresented backgrounds as they navigated the college experience and work to advance their careers and grow their professional networks. This event aims to inspire an open dialogue for students and alumni, and provide unique viewpoints to help all attendees be better prepared to thrive in diverse professional and personal communities.
- Noel Claudio ’14 | Strategy and Operations Analyst, Twitter
- Diana Long ’04 | Director and Program Manager, General Atlantic
- Jackie Sanchez ’19 | Technology Risk Consultant
About the Panelists
Noel Claudio is a Strategy and Operations Analyst for Platform Engineering at Twitter. Before joining the flock, Noel spent 6.5 years in consulting working for Deloitte and Slalom. He has consulted clients across various industries in technology project & program management. He is originally from Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic and is a first-generation college graduate. Outside of work, Noel enjoys basketball, football, Marvel TV shows, and traveling. He is also a huge advocate for the LatinX in Tech community.
Diana Long is from Brooklyn, NY and found her way to Penn State University. She graduated with her B.S. in 2004. While at Penn State she was active on the Executive Board of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority and the National Hispanic Business Association. She earned her Master of Science at Penn State Great Valley while working full-time at Vanguard. Diana is currently a Director, Program Manager at General Atlantic in NYC overseeing the firm’s IT Project Portfolio. She is married with two children living in NY. Fun facts: she has a sister who is also an IT Alum, a younger sister, and a nephew currently attending Penn State; she also started her own beauty brand in 2012 called DIOSA (Nail and lip products all made in the USA)!
Jackie Sanchez is currently located in NYC working as a Senior 1 Technology Risk Consultant at a Big 4 firm for almost two years. Jackie assists clients by assessing the controls they have in place to support their IT environments to confirm the controls are working effectively. With her firm, she volunteers as a Penn State class representative to assist a team of students with a case study throughout the entire semester. Additionally, she volunteers to mentor and prepare a high school junior through their senior year for the college process. Outside of work, Jackie spends time with her rescue pup, Kefla.