Board of Directors

Emma PerskyEmma Persky (President) is a storyteller, geek, and adventurer originally from London now living in New York City. She's passionate about feminism, gender diversity in tech, and her cat Lollipop. Emma is thrilled to bring her interests and experiences in activism to the Effing Foundation.





Michael Handler
Michael Handler (Secretary) is a queer man living in San Francisco working in technology with a notable fondness for bears and bicycles and speculative fiction, which clearly distinguishes him from everyone else in his peer group, or something like that. He's been a sysadmin/ops person/devops/SRE for his entire career at companies like AOL, Google, and Stripe. Michael is currently part of the delightful team of humans at Quip, which was acquired by Salesforce in late 2016. He tries to expect the unexpected, knows technology is secretly actually all about people, and would like to remind you that wherever you go, there you are.

Julia Tuttle
By day, Julia Tuttle (Treasurer) is a Boston-based, CMU-trained software engineer; by night, she's a geeky kinkster. She plans to use her tech skills and connections to contribute to the Effing Foundation's sex-positive mission.