Middle School Program Director + Website
Software Developer + Education Designer
Michelle Lim is a freelance software developer and educator from Queens, NY. Over the last several years, she has had the pleasure of working with (mostly women!) artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, and community organizers to build websites, apps, digital art installations, and custom business tools. She is the co-founder of mmmanyfold, a creative development studio, and co-captain of Code for Denver, a volunteer civic tech group.
Michelle has been teaching Computer Science part-time at Title I public schools in Denver and Aurora since 2014. Prior to this she served as an AmeriCorps member at Youth Villages, where she provided individual tutoring, classroom support, and after school enrichment to youth receiving treatment for severe trauma and complex behavioral difficulties at a residential psychiatric facility in rural Georgia.
Since moving to Denver, she has also taught workshops at the Denver Art Museum, Library 21c, and Boulder Public Library. She loves to create meaningful learning experiences that uplift and empower the next generation of creators.
Media Design Specialist
Rocío Almanza-Guillén is a specialist in media design for learning, focusing on children and their families. Her experience includes educational and non-profit organizations such as the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Televisa Foundation, OpenWorld Learning, as well as in-depth study and collaboration in programs for girls, such as Girls Inc. of Metro Denver and TECHNOLOchicas.
She has also collaborated with Sesame Workshop, Castle Works’ It’s My Life, and the American Museum of Natural History. In one of her previous roles, with the support of the World Bank, she created the communication strategy ¡Vas!, recognized as one of the 20 Best Practices in Public Policy for the Youth in Ibero-America by OIJ, PNUD, UNFPA, CEPAL and UNESCO.
Rocío holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Media Design for Learning from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Journalism from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, with a specialization in Social Education from Universidad de Sevilla.