Peta-Gay is well-rounded professional with over 15 years of experience as a Business, Information Technology, and Community leader.
In 2015, Peta-Gay joined the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion division at Google Inc., where she is the Program Manager for Code Next -- Google’s first community-facing initiative that works to cultivate Black and Latinx tech leaders. Through the development of culturally responsive programs, events and the build-out of innovation labs, Code Next removes barriers, expands social capital, and provides unparalleled access to technology.
Peta-Gay is an Adjunct Professor and sits on the Board of Trustees at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science. Prior to joining Google, Peta-Gay was the Deputy Director of IT at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Earlier in her career she worked as a Software Engineer building web-based applications for companies such as Federal Reserve Bank, NYC Department of Education, New York Magazine and COACH Inc.
Peta-Gay holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming from Farmingdale State University of New York (SUNY) and has earned a Master's Degree from Pace University. Peta-Gay is a 1st generation Jamaican-American. She is a native New Yorker and resides in Long Island, NY.