sofia ongele

new york, ny Β· sofiaongele@gmail.com

hi! πŸ‘‹πŸΎ allow me to introduce myself:
my name is sofia, and i'm a 19 year old coder, student, and activist.


coder πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ’»

education + experience

in 2016, i attended kode with klossy, a summer program and organization dedicated to teaching girls aged 13-18 how to code. in turn, i learned the ins and outs of web development.
learning to code has opened countless doors for me, taking me to headquarters from apple to snapchat!
additionally, i have been able to teach my peers as a teaching assistant for kode with klossy in atlanta, san francisco, los angeles, phoenix, boston, and philadelphia. since, i've been able to represent girls in tech at events like the makers conference, and appear in an away campaign that was featured on a billboard! needless to say, it's been pretty cool.

Programming Languages + Tools

student πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“

Fordham University

Bachelor of Science
Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.89

completed courses
  • βœ… CS 121: Computer Programming I
  • βœ… WS 115: Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
  • βœ… CS 113: Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
  • βœ… POL 101: Introduction to Political Science
  • βœ… CS 122: Computer Programming II
  • βœ… WS 297: Youth, Politics, and Social Change
  • βœ… ENG 120: Critical Writing
  • βœ… POL 111: American Government & Political Institutions

in progress
  • πŸ“š CIS 1600: Computer Science I
  • πŸ“š POSC 3327: Gender and Sexuality in US Politics
  • πŸ“š THEO 1000: Faith and Critical Reasoning
  • πŸ“š VART 2003: Graphic Design and Digital Tools
  • πŸ“š LPBU 3226: Exploring Entrepreneurship

awards + honours
  • πŸ† Paradigm Challenge Grand Prize Winner | 2019
  • πŸ† Quip Diversity Scholarship | 2019
  • πŸ† Turco MuΓ±oz Domestic Violence Scholarship | 2019
  • πŸ† Coupa Cares Scholarship | 2019
  • πŸ† LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship | 2019
  • πŸ† Forbes Under 30 Fellow | 2018
  • πŸ† NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Runner-Up | 2017
  • πŸ† NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Regional Winner | 2017-2018
  • πŸ† Kode with Klossy Scholarship Recipient | 2016-2018
September 2018 - May 2022

activist ✊🏾

for as long as i can recall, i have been incredibly civically engaged. coming from a line of politicians on both sides of my family, i've often felt no other option (though i do love it!). i act against injustice at both the local level, helping to organize protests to santa clarita city hall, and make my voice heard nationally as well, with movements such as the women's march.

most notable, i combined my love for coding and activism to create redawn, an award-winning app dedicated to helping survivors and their loved ones gain the support necessary following incidents of sexual and domestic violence.