Franka Baly is the Owner of Franka Baly Media, LLC, a branding, web development, and user experience consulting firm located in Houston, TX. She serves as the Creative Director for the company. She has spent the majority of her 25+ career improving the digital experience for an array of different users. She was formerly the Operational Director at the Prince Complex where she oversaw the funding and development of their after-school and summer school programs that impacted the lives of hundreds of youth in Fifth Ward. Franka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Prairie View. She is passionate about mentoring and exposing black youth to Tech so they can impact the next generation of innovative solutions.