Katie D’Angelo
Product Manager at CARFAX
Professional Background

Katie has a passion for crafting exceptional experiences and products, but what truly drives her in product management is the opportunity to collaborate with and serve people. Her journey into product management involved navigating two career transitions, initially starting as a non-profit marketer and researcher before making the switch to a front-end developer.

Having experienced the challenges of breaking into the tech industry firsthand, Katie understands the significance of having a mentor and advocate. As a former front-end development instructor and mentor, she has witnessed these challenges from both perspectives — as someone who entered tech later in their career and as an advocate for others. Katie recognizes the profound impact supportive and meaningful feedback can have on one's career. There is nothing that brings her greater joy than paying forward the guidance that made a difference in her own career.

Co.Lab Mentorship

As a Mentor, Katie dedicates her time and expertise to guide aspiring product managers, designers, and developers. Committing 3-4 hours per week over an 8-week period for the Bootcamp and 7-9 hours for the entire Sprint program.

Katie has been instrumental in SPRINT16 and COLAB14, guiding mentees in 2 different countries and contributing to the successful launch of 2 products and 28 portfolios.

Some of Katie's product management mentees have embarked on journeys that led them to make significant contributions at companies like Grid Crux, echoing the profound impact of Katie's mentorship.

Mentored 38 students
Provided over 45 hours of personalized guidance
Helped ship 2 products and 28 portfolios
Top Products

Below are some of the products that Katie assisted her students to ship

  • OffLoad: An app where you can share your thoughts and feel heard.
  • Tupper: A platform to track expiry dates & combat food waste!
  • Vaccitracker: A platform making it easy for parents to track their children's immunisation and stay in control of their busy schedules

Mentor Reviews
  • “Special thanks to Katie D'Angelo for the super helpful constructive feedback on my spec!”
  • “She is an incredible mentor!”
  • “Katie was a great mentor. She was always willing to meet and helped make sure we were on track. She didn't always give us weekly feedback but made sure to support us when we reached out”
  • “Katie D'Angelo has been an amazing mentor and I would highly recommend her for other cohorts. She has provided support every week and is extremely organized. She cares about our learning and asks questions to help us grow”

Katie’s unique story, marked with career transitions and firsthand experience in overcoming the challenges of entering the tech industry, positions her as a valuable mentor. As she contributes to the Co.Lab community, Katie embodies the spirit of paying forward the guidance that has shaped her own successful journey.

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