St Lawrence College
Computer Programmer Analyst, 2004
Executive Director, Cornwall Innovation Centre
Kelly Bergeron is used to inhabiting two worlds. On the one hand, she’s a programmer who lives and breathes technology. On the other, she has worked for numerous charitable organizations, even starting her own. Sometimes they collide – like when she passed on an invitation to meet Bill Gates in Washington as a volunteer with his Global Poverty Project, in order to interview for a position with Salesforce. More often, they have blended, like when she left Silicon Valley to return to her hometown to teach kids to code. Now she is at the helm of an innovation centre.