Kristen Reeves is the Executive Director and co-founder of Louisiana Women in Technology (LaWIT). A non-profit organization dedicated to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), providing career development opportunities for women in these fields, and most importantly supporting young girls to pursue education and future professions in STEM.
Kristen graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Management Information Systems. She started her career as a Data Warehousing consultant where she worked in both Boston and Atlanta. After five years of traveling, she decided to put roots down and return home to Louisiana. Kristen is currently a Senior Systems Administrator for Geocent, LLC where she is responsible for Oracle database development and data management.
In addition to her career, Kristen is passionate about encouraging other women to also follow their dreams and purse careers in STEM. She shares her knowledge through discussion panels and lectures in both technical and professional development topics. With LaWIT she organizes multiple outreach events that expose middle and high school students to technology. Through her leadership, Baton Rouge this year joined the international community in hosting its first RAILS Girls programming event and co-hosted the IT Girls 3.0 where 90 middle school female students attended a coding camp.