Rebecca Padnos Altamirano is an entrepreneur, author, and activist. She has dedicated her professional life to working within underrepresented communities to open up access to the culture of power. As a biracial woman from a multicultural family, she is primed for building bridges between people, networks, and communities. Her professional path has given her deep hands-on experience in working with the underserved and underrepresented. Many of these experiences she has shared as a co-author of “Be The Change: Reinventing Schools for Student Success” published by Columbia’s Teachers College Press. She conceived of WalkWoke, an iPhone app for designing protest signs that empower freedom of speech through art. She is focused on Venture Development at Tangelo Technologies, the company she co-founded with her husband, Antonio. Established in 2007, Tangelo provides experience design for startups and corporations, including Intel, Facebook, Google, and Intuit. With expertise in digital revenue growth, automation, conversational technology, and custom software applications (among other business domains), Tangelo is widely recognized as an innovative, one-stop solution shop. Rebecca also serves on several boards and taskforces including at the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Graduate School of Education. She has written for the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Ms. Magazine. She lives in Menlo Park, CA with her husband and four children.