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Monica S. Flores (monicadear)
Works at Ashoka Changemakers
Attended Cornell University
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This morning aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brewed the first espresso ever in space. After, she enjoyed the beverage viewing Earth from the station's cupola and wrote, "Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised. Fresh espresso in the new Zero-G cup! To boldly brew..."

Read why brews served in microgravity will percolate better science than coffee, thanks to the Space Cup: http://go.nasa.gov/1E7n8NA

#ISSpresso 
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Originally published at TumblrFrom what I’ve seen to date, here are the five things any founder needs, with particular attention paid to #femalefounders. 1) MoneyFounders fund the endeavor - and it always costs much more than originally estimated. I always tell people to budget, then double, then double their estimated amount again — that is the minimum amount to see the organization through its startup phase and into sustainability or a funding ...
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My article got posted to the "Software Engineering" channel on LinkedIn
image credit | originally published at monicasflores.tumblr.comThe cone of uncertainty represents the process by which product managers create a final product. As others who deal with large, complex, "beast-like" projects know, this cone progresses from a very wide list of desired ideas, through a more deliberate functional specifications list, with use-case scenarios, roles, and priorities, then iteratively through the development process, narro...
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New Bio photo thanks +Jocelyn Fong 
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"Be a broken record" --- there is no such thing as too much communication
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On a website, you may manage the community engagement by identifying the "levels" of different users, as well as what "permissions" they may have on content within the site.
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Festive Sweater at the Changemakers office
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Raising daughters means plenty of activities and opportunities to feel good #strong #woman
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Web developer, Drupal, blogger, organic, wife, mom
Introduction
~ It is better to light one candle... ~

Passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting individuals. 
Focuses on building community, fostering connectedness, and using technology skills to create a better world
Specializes in building websites #drupal
Supports women entrepreneurs
Shops at fair trade, organic, holistic, sustainable, and green businesses



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Career Highlights:
+ Web Developer (2014 - ): Ashoka Changemakers



+ Published at SixRevisions, the Vistage "Executive Street" Business Blog, and the Elance blog on topics such as Drupal, web development planning, and women in business.


+ Author for the "A Successful Woman's Handbook" series  (2008 - 2010) 
  • Fifty-one Ways to Build your Community of Clients Online
  • Social Networking for Women in Business
  • Thirty Steps to Starting Your Green Business  


+ Blogger for Know More Media's "SistersinBiz.com" (2008) 


+ Full-service web design and development for 10K Webdesign, focusing on Drupal and web projects (since 2004)


+ Founding board member from 2004 at APA for Progress, the first internet-based Asian Pacific American advocacy group. Served as interim executive director during Bush/Kerry election season. (2004)


+ Policy analyst for JMPT Consulting, including  a citywide evaluation for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (250+ community-based organizations, managed 20+ evaluators, $750k budget) (2001 - 2004) 


+ Part of the "gold rush" dot-com boom in San Francisco - freelance web developer with gigs at Quokka (NBC Olympics), Pear Transmedia, and Huge Media (2000)


+ Original team member for Odyssey World Trek for Service and Education, one of the first global multimedia educational websites, visited over 30 countries to support youth (1999-2000)


+ Cycled 583 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise support for people with AIDS in California AIDS Ride 4 (1997)


+ Edited and produced multimedia CD-ROM versions of braille music texts for sighted and blind users with Opus Technologies (1996-1999)


+ Learned basic apiculture and taught children how to milk goats, feed chickens, and collect garden greens on Slide Ranch, a small farm in the coastal wilderness of Marin County (1995)


+ Triaged, coordinated, and assisted ambulatory-care patients as a community health worker at the Los Angeles Free Clinic (Jesuit Volunteer Corps, 1994)


+ B.S. in Environmental Systems Technology, Dept. of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Cornell University (1994)


+ Traveled by ship and studied the diverse cultures of 10 port cities on Semester at Sea with the Institute for Shipboard Education, (1993)




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Other Roles:

10K Group LLC - Business Consulting

10K Webdesign - Web design and development for green businesses, progressive organizations, and women entrepreneurs - Drupal shop

A Successful Woman - Co-Founder, Membership community for success-oriented women, #1 ranked blog (left 2012)

Co-Founder: Green Business Women Consulting services for green companies

Gramercy & Co. - Modern Atelier - Co-Founder, A luxury online boutique for home and fashion accessories from around the world

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1 cycling trip / 583 miles from SF to LA / 2 homebirths / 2 marathons / 3.5 semesters to get a college degree / 7 Locations
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Web developer, Author, Speaker
Employment
  • Ashoka Changemakers
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • 10K Webdesign
    Web Developer, Author, Speaker, 2004 - 2014
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Female