Trish Millines Dziko: Biography
Trish Millines Dziko, one of the young millionaires created through their affiliation with Microsoft Corporation, puts her computer science knowledge and expertise to work as executive director of the Technology Access Foundation, which she cofounded in 1996 to provide technical training to youth in Seattle. Retired from Microsoft at the age of 39, her experience in computer technology spans 16 years in software development and management, and two years in the area of diversity. Millines Dziko earned her degree in computer science at Monmouth College in New Jersey in 1979. She is a native of Belmar, N.J.
A committed proactive leader, she is a member of several boards of directors, including the YWCA, the Society of Information Management and Washington Digital Learning Commons. In June of 2001, she received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Seattle University. The Technology Access Foundation focuses on technical education for children 5 to 18. The training, which includes computer fluency, computer programming, web development, network administration, problem-solving skills, and job readiness, prepares youth to become creators of technology, software providers, or proficient users.
In addition to managing her foundation and planning for its future, Millines Dziko spends time talking about career opportunities with middle and high school students. Millines Dziko and her partner are the proud parents of four children, Elise, Zora, Langston and Isaiah.
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