Our Team

Transformation Through Code

Aloha my name is Marion Ano and I’m the owner and lead developer for Wahine Coder. I began my Transformation Through Code in 2010 when I discovered the world of coding through a colleague while working at NOAA. Since then, I have been passionately developing and teaching coding for nearly 10 years. 

I have experience working remotely or in-person as well as an acumen for project management and product development.

In addition to my development work, I seek opportunities to close the gender gap in the technology industry as well as mentor women and underrepresented individuals in the technology sector. 

When I'm not coding or teaching, I'm usually working on my next field guide for Kilo Books Hawaiʻi

me ke aloha pumehana,

Marion Ano

2021 Wahine Coder Intern

Aloha! My name is Shaelyn Loo and I am a soon-to-be senior at Kamehameha Schools. Outside of school, I dance competitively in the Senior Street Hip Hop division at Studio 808 Dance Project. Dancing has always been an interest of mine since I was little, however it was only four years ago when I actually began to pursue this passion. If I am not at the studio practicing dance, then I’m definitely at home watching animated shows or movies since I have developed a strong interest in them within the past year. I was first introduced to coding through my school. As early as elementary, my school required students to take an introductory course to coding by using block coding. However, I did not gain an interest in it until this past year. I have always been drawn to learning languages and seeing how the world has gone digital, especially due to Covid. I began to view coding as a language that allows people to communicate through what they create. I hope to gain more knowledge and skill regarding coding, as well as a better understanding of what it is like to work in a professional environment so I can be better prepared for my future. Within the next 12 months, I hope to graduate from high school with an honors diploma and strive for a 4.0 or higher. I also hope to get accepted to a college that will help me further my education in this field. In terms of extra curricular activities, I plan to finish my last season of competitive dance with my studio before graduating high school.

2020 Wahine Coder Interns

Hi, I’m Jess and I’m a graphic designer from O'ahu, Hawaii. In 2019, I graduated with my B.A.S in Creative Media from the University of Hawai'i, where I took courses in print and interface design, computer science and other digital mediums. Currently, I work with creative agencies and small businesses to produce websites and digital marketing campaigns. My interests include UX/UI design, front-end development and marketing. Outside of the tech world, I enjoy expressing my creative spirit through music and photography. Singing obnoxiously loud in the shower while pretending to be Christina Aguilera is perhaps my favorite (yet most annoying) hobby.

You can see some of my design work and photography at jessmanapul.com.

Hello tech world,
I have a very multi-skilled background. Starting from stage management to researching customer’s way of thinking and psychology. UX is my passion. What interests me most is to see a customer journey in which the customer leaves with a smile on their face. I mean this is how it should be, right?
Understanding different cultures and bringing various values together is what I believe will make this modern world a better place. My hobbies include learning languages (some of them are code haha) and imitating bird sounds. 
Let’s connect on Instagram @natalia_vasilyeva.

Aloha friends! I’m so excited for you to have found Wahine Coder, I truly believe this organization can help you through your journey in tech and that’s because I have experienced it first hand. 
My educational background is in Journalism and Nonprofit Management, and my professional background is in sales, customer service and people management. I had basically zero knowledge or experience of anything technology related until August 2020. I’ve always been interested in coding but never felt empowered to really dive deep into the learning process until Wahine Coder came into my life. I am currently working on becoming a Full Stack Web Developer and I invite you to follow my journey on Wahine Coder’s blog. 
In my free time, I like to be outdoors — hiking in the mountains or playing in the ocean. When I’m not ravenously consuming everything there is to know about code, I also love playing music on my ukulele, painting with watercolors and biking through Kailua Town with my husband.
We’re here for you, so please don’t be shy about reaching out. Drop us a message through the website or find me on social media at @akelarenae.