Our New Campus Director: Jessica Mitsch

Hello, my name is Jessica Mitsch and I’m thrilled to be joining The Iron Yard team in Durham, NC as Campus Director!

I unexpectedly stumbled into a career in tech at Red Hat, Inc. after graduating from the College of Charleston with a Religious Studies degree (yes, I was one of those liberal arts majors who thought I’d graduate and venture off to find a solution to world peace).

I wore several hats (pun intended) as a member of the People Team at Red Hat and my experience there led me to love the innovative and ever changing world of tech while gaining an understanding of the the extraordinary gap and need for tech talent.

I have always been extremely passionate about education and believe education must be reformed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. When the incredibly talented folks at The Iron Yard approached me about joining their team to launch a code school in Durham, it just made sense to me.

I’m thrilled for the opportunity to pair my passion for education with my experience and excitement for technology. I believe I have found that job I would volunteer for and am excited to start this journey with The Iron Yard team.

In my spare time I can be found moving in a studio somewhere – I enjoy dance, yoga and fitness classes. I love to travel, just about anywhere I can go and consider myself somewhat of a health nut.

To infinity and beyond!

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The Iron Yard exists to create exceptional growth and mentorship for people, their companies and their ideas through code education and startup accelerators.