G Geraldine Agredo, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria

Geraldine Agredo has been an intern for various of the coding classes and programs offered at her school as a result of her dedication to learning programming and personal mission of exposing other girls to coding.She has been recognized by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation with the ESA LOFT Innovation Fellowship; twice by MIT, in the Dream it. Code it. Win it. contest; was a local winner of the National Center for Women & Information Technology award; and featured by Adobe in their Adobe Youth series, “Changing Lives”.

Geraldine has also participated in various conferences and panels where she has advocated for the importance of early coding education for all students, specifically for girls and Latinas such as: NYC LOFT STEM Leadership Symposium, the Games For Change Festival, and the Think Tank Conference.

More recently, she wrote the curriculum for a new initiative: a summer coding camp offer to girls. During this camp Geraldine was able to share her coding expertise to 30 other girls from around the New York Area for three weeks. Two of her mentees were recently awarded by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation with the ESA LOFT Innovation Fellowship for the apps they developed during this summer camp. She aspires to have a career in computer science in her future and to keep inspiring and empowering young women, especially Latinas to follow a path they c

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