Welcome New Board Members

The DEFNA board is excited to announce our expansion and the addition of our four new board members. We are excited to see what our new members accomplish. Here is some information about each of them. Please help us in welcoming them!

Heather Luna

Heather Luna also affectionately known as Heats is the Sponsorship Chair for DjangoCon US. Her day job is a Systems Administrator at the Wharton School of Business. Heather fell in love with Python and Django after DjangoCon US came to Philadelphia in 2016. Her goal is now to combine her love of systems administration with her new love of development. She is committed to furthering and supporting women in technology and supporting diversity and inclusion for all.

Katherine "Kati" Michel

In addition to being the DjangoCon US Website Chair, Kati can often be found working on special projects for the United Methodist Church. She is a project manager, designer, and developer who enjoys following the latest tech trends, learning, and teaching others. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, eating good food, and listening to music.

Kojo Idrissa

A recovering former accountant with an MBA, Kojo taught accounting and MIS at the university level in the US and China. He's also worked for non-profits, two Big 4 Public Accounting firms and been a 1-person business.

After changing careers, he's currently doing QA for a startup on a web-based product. He's also trying to learn to be a better software engineer, Pythonista and Djangonaut.

He likes community building and outreach, improving inclusion, helping new members of the community "get comfortable" & make contributions, and generally being helpful.

Monique Murphy

Monique started using Django as a developer for the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a developer for ApplyTexas (also in Austin). She has too many hobbies to list, but is a linguist and passionate foreign language enthusiast, karaoker, aspiring comic artist, and avid reader of any and all things words.