hi! 👋🏾 allow me to introduce myself:
my name is sofia, and i'm a 19 year old coder, student, and activist.
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.
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.
How an 18-year-old coder and activist developed a new app for survivors of sexual assault