Hi, my name is TeLisaD.

I am a Social Entrepreneur Developer Designer Dot-Connector Digital Disruptor FlyTechnista Dreamer//Doer .


TeLisa Daughtry—an Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur, Full-Stack Developer, Multi-Disciplined Creative, and Diversity & S.T.E.A.M. advocate. She is the Founder of FlyTechnista & STEEAMnista; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016.

  • ACT4 Award, Honoree
  • United State of Women, Changemaker
  • Ariane de Rothschild, Fellow
  • Diversity in Tech Awards, Finalist
  • Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech
  • MIC 1,000 Women in Tech Speaker
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Hi, my name is TeLisa—I am passionate about creativity, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and empowering women, youth, and underrepresented groups of people in these spaces.

My Passion Projects


FlyTechnista is an online portal; designed to help bridge the gap between women & girls and access to education, curated resources, career & entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.

"Powering women to Tech FLY / Hustle FLY!"

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STEEAMnista is an initiative of FlyTechnista; designed to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Makers.

"We STEEAM Toghether!"

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YOUniqueverse is a boutique agency that provides creative, digital, and marketing solutions; for agencies, startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 clients.

"Thought & Heart, blended with Art & Technology. — Creativity done differently."

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Development & Design

I am a full-stack developer and multi-disciplined CreativeJunkie; experienced in Web Development, Interaction, UI & UX, Responsive Design, Product Design, Creative Direction, and Branding.



I am experienced in creating content, digital campaigns; and building an online presence and audience engagement; with social media tools & other rich media and emerging technologies.



I speak on a variety of topics: Women's Issues & Empowerment, Dev/UX/Design/Digital, IoT, Tech, Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusion, and youth in STEM/CS.


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Let's Connect. Learn. Create. Build. Disrupt. Grow. Together!

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I am a multi-disciplined creative and full-stack developer; experienced in art direction, branding, creating original content, campaigns and online ads; providing client-side and server-side solutions; and creating user-centered digital experiences.

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I am a social entrepreneur, full-stack developer, interaction designer, UI & UX designer, maker, and multi-disciplined CreativeJunkie; with 19 years of creative & technical education, and 15 years of multi-industry experience.

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Founder STEEAMnista

  • Organized and produced annual event, STEEAMnista summit; to help increase the participation, visibility, leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M., Makers, and Entrepreneurship.
  • Participated in 44th President Barack Obama & The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy #CSforAll initiative.

Founder & CEO FlyTechnista

  • Founded, created & built MVP product; to help women & girls connect to education, resources, and career & entrepreneurship opportunities in technology.
  • Participated in 44th President Barack Obama & The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy #CSforAll initiative.

Creative Direction / Developer / Digital YOUniqueverse, Co.


2012 - 2013

Founder The B Word, Organization


2011 - 2013

Jewelry Designer / Designer / Buyer BrassKnuckle Ballerina


2003 - 2014

Freelancer TD CreativeJunkie




Community Team Lead Impact Hub


Sr. Art Director (contractor) Cambridge BioMarketing

  • Collaborated with Group Art Director & legal team; to concept, create, and execute visual assets for pharmaceutical companies, such as; brand identity, logos, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, websites, email communications, and product brochures.
  • Assisted with the redesign of pharmaceutical brand's healthcare professionals website portal.

Sr. Interactive Designer / UI & UX (contractor) Staples

  • Assisted with redesign of StaplesAdvantage.com, eCommerce B2B website; producing visual design assets such as; style guides, iconography, buttons, page layouts and wireframes within adaptive grid system.
  • Collaborated with Product Manager, Project Manager, Lead Designer, Art Director, Sr. UX Designer, and Developers; to meet business objectives, successfully delivering product iterations.

Interaction Designer / UX (contractor) Cengage Learning

  • Created interactive prototype using Axure, Sketch, and InVision.
  • Produced style guides for mock-ups, and development.
  • Collaborated with team for best-practices for design, web, mobile, information architecture, and content, through user experience research and data analysis.
2012 - 2014

Interactive Designer Combined Jewish Philanthropies

  • Collaborated with IT and design committee for redesign and development of company's 280+ page intranet portal, Shmoogle 2.0; developed on Microsoft SharePoint. Designed prototypes and mock-ups through user experience research and testing; creating a better user experience for employees.
  • Collaborated with Sr. Copywriter, Webmaster, and Senior team for redesign of CJP.org.
  • Assisted with the creation and editing of CJP's 2014 Year End Thank You video "S'more Thanks", with direction of Creative Director, Director of Interactive, and collaboration with Sr. Copy Writer, and Community Campaign Director.
  • Designed and developed mobile friendly website for CJP’s Project Dreidel. Creating a better user experience for all mobile and tablet users.
  • Collaborated with Email Marketing Manager & Sr. Copywriter to design & develop mobile friendly emails; increasing opening rates.
  • Assisted Sr. Graphic Designer and Digital Marketing Manager in creating new concepts and assets for brand cohesiveness across various social media platforms.
2009 - 2010

Genius Apple, Inc.

  • Served at Genius Bar for repairing and troubleshoot iPod/iPhone devices in flagship store.
  • Provided creative instructing One-to- One lessons in programs such as: iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand, and Pro applications such as FinalCut Pro.
  • Assisted with the set-up and installation of Mac laptop/desktop, iPod/iPhone devices.

Video Assistant & On-Air PersonalityUGO Entertainment

  • Shoot, light, coordinated, and helped produced video segments such as; red carpets, film junkets, and interviews.
  • Edited original content, and created sales sizzles using Final Cut Pro. Encoded clips, trailers, music videos to flash for editors and sales team.



Web Design & Marketing Jazz Hostels



Digital & Interactive The Broad Institute



Motion Graphics Designer MTV Networks



Marketing Assistant / Graphic Design Goody Clancy & Associates


Additional Experience

2010 - 2014

Host of "The B Word" Radio Show PNC Radio FM / iTunes / Sirius XM



On-Air Personality & Co-Host HOT97 Boston



Network Producer / Board Operator / Voice Talent Radio One




AdR Fellow The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship

Y-Combinator Startup School Accelerator Program



Made in NY Media Center by IFP Accelerator Program

  • Women In Tech (Scholarship)

The Founder Institute Accelerator Program


2013 - 2014

UXD / Sass / Shopify General Assembly


2011 - 2013

International Marketing Boston University


2008 - 2009

Human Computer Interaction Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2005 - 2007

Interaction Design & Communications New England Institute of Art


1998 - 2002

Visual Arts & Dance Boston Arts Academy




Next Step Advisor Women@Forbes


Awards & Recognition


ACT4Change / ACT4DiversityACT4 Awards

eBay Startup Cup: Top 25 / Top 12 / Top 7Griffin Worx

1,000 Women in Tech & Science SpeakersMIC

Social Enablers 100 (#SE100) Social Enablers

200 Black Women in Tech (#200BWTech) blackwomentech.com



Changemaker The White House: United State of Women

Women in Tech (scholarship) Made in NY Media Center



Pepsi Refresh Project Pepsi


Volunteer & Mentor


New York on Tech UX Bootcamp Mentor

iMentor Mentor

UNCF STEM Scholars Application Reader



Behance / 99U Conference Volunteer

TechWeek New York Volunteer

Black Girls Code Volunteer



ChickTech Volunteer

Black Girls Code Volunteer


2010 - PRESENT

Lower East Side Girls Club Volunteer / Mentor

  • Sisterhood Saturdays
2012 - 2014

Computer Clubhouse Network Mentor

Served as an organizer & mentor facilitating workshops & activities such as;.

  • Computer Programming
  • Robotics
  • LED Jewelry Making
  • Video Production
  • 3D Printing
  • Math
  • Science


SXSW Volunteer


Volunteer & Causes

2013 - 2014

Museum of Science BostonVolunteer


2012 - 2014

WGBH Boston Volunteer

  • WGBH Classical Cartoon Festival
  • Pledge & Donor Drives

Boston Volunteers Assistant Organizer & Volunteer

  • AstraZeneca Hope Lodge - Bingo Night, Assistant Organizer
  • Cradles to Crayons, Assistant Organizer
  • The Cambridgeport Baptist Church - Harvest Food Pantry
  • MassBike
  • National Braille Press - Books for the Blind, A Million Laughs for Literacy
  • Red Cross - Food Pantry
  • Room to Grow
  • Rosie's Place, Assistant Organizer
  • St. John's the Evangelist Church - Soup Kitchen
  • United South End Settlements - Adult Basic Education (G.E.D. Tutor)
  • WGBH Boston

Birthday Wishes Volunteer

  • Provided full-themed Birthday parties with gifts; for children & families currently living in homeless shelters.

Horizons for Homless Children Designer (Pro-Bono)

  • Provided design services for web & print collateral.
1998 - 2005

Horizon for Homeless Children Playspace Activities Leader

  • Served as a PAL 2hrs per week; coordinating & facilitating activities and play time, for children living in shelters; giving their parents time to take classes, pursue permanent housing opportunities, or just enjoy a needed break.

What I've Done

Full-Stack Development

Development of websites by using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Node.JS, Ruby on Rails, and XML; within W3C standards. In-depth knowledge of jQuery library.

Graphic Design

Conceptualization and design of print collateral, marketing material, graphics, advertisements, posters, banners, brand identity, textiles, merchandise, and multimedia interfaces, from concept to completion.

Arts & Design

Classically trained in visual, applied, and fine arts with experience in; oils, acrylics, aerosol, markers, pens, and pencils. Trained in jewelry fabrication and stone setting; experienced in soldering metals, etching, sketching, and making.

Streaming Media

Creation of streaming media content such as; videos & audio. Advanced knowledge of editing software such as; FinalCut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Adobe FLash, Pro-Tools, GarageBand.

UI / UX / IA

Proven experience and understanding of website structure, design, and functionality. Demonstrated knowledge creating wireframes and prototyping interface design for Desktop & mobile devices.

Social Media

Content development and creating an online presence through various social media tools for various industries within target audience. Understanding of social media and Wordpress and other rich media and emerging technologies.

Content Creation

Contributed and produced content for various blogs on topics such as women’s empowerment, music, food, fashion, education, business, and travel. Produced streaming media for websites and blogs such as videos and podcasts.


Monitor, evaluate and report digital campaign performances through Analytics, email, search, social media, utilizing online/inbound marketing, SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing, and Social Media Optimization.

Technical Proficiencies

  • Photoshop
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Sass
  • Javascript
  • Web APIs
  • Agile
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • JSON
  • InVision
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • FinalCut Pro
  • Premiere Pro
  • Action Script
  • Axure
  • Angular
  • React
  • PHP
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Wordpress
  • Flash
  • XML
  • Xcode
  • Swift
  • Liquid