Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Marina Zhurakhinskaya is a Senior Program Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Red Hat. She co-organizes Outreachy, a mentorship and internships program that helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved. About 780 people have so far participated in the program’s paid remote internships. She created Red Hat’s diversity scholarships for DevConf.US and DevConf.CZ conferences, which have supported 45 scholarship recipients so far. Prior to her diversity outreach role, Marina worked on community engagement and on software development for GNOME. She served as a board member at the GNOME Foundation and at the Ada Initiative. Marina is a recipient of a Silver Stevie award in the “Women Helping Women” category, an O’Reilly Open Source Award, and a GNOME Foundation Contributor of the Year Award “the Pants.”

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