Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Marina Zhurakhinskaya is a Senior Outreach Specialist focused on community diversity and inclusion at Red Hat and a board member at the Ada Initiative.

She co-organizes Outreachy, a mentorship and internships program that helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved; 244 people have so far participated in the program’s paid, remote internships. Marina is a coordinator for GNOME’s participation in Google Summer of Code and a creator of GNOME’s newcomers tutorial and workshop.

She served two terms as a board member at the GNOME Foundation. Prior to her diversity outreach and community engagement roles, Marina developed software for GNOME. Marina is a recipient of an O'Reilly Open Source Award and of a GNOME Foundation Contributor of the Year Award "the Pants". She is a co-recipient of the Free Software Foundation Award for Projects of Social Benefit on behalf of the Outreach Program for Women.