Rachel Auslander is a high school junior currently living in South Florida. She is extremely passionate about using her voice to amplify issues that matter, and creating equal opportunities for everyone, no matter where they live. She is a feminist, activist, and scientist.
Rachel is a teen advisor for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign and a 2016 Vital Voices ANNpower Fellow. She is also in her school's science research program. She believes that many of the world's largest inequalities can be solved through the power of science and technology.
Minnesota Chapter Leader: Priya Kumar is a high school junior in Minnesota. She founded the Cedar Park and Deerwood Elementary chapters of CoderGals. She loves teaching and tutoring students all across the Minneapolis area. She is a 2016 Kode With Klossy scholar who hopes to spread her love for coding and STEM by empowering young girls to believe in themselves.
Illinois Chapter Leader: Helena Abney-McPeek is a high school junior who co-founded the UChicago Lab School chapter of CoderGals. She loves computer science and math and hopes to give young girls interested in these fields the opportunity to pursue them freely.
California Chapter Leader: Anya is a high school junior who co-founded the Danville chapter of CoderGals. She is a 2016 Kode With Klossy scholar who has a passion for teaching others about ways they can enact change through code. Anya feels very strongly about the opportunity to increase the number of girls participating in STEM education.
California Chapter Leader: Annebelle Olminkhof is a high school junior who founded the Orange County chapter of CoderGals. As a Kode With Klossy 2016 scholar, she hopes to spread the love of computer science and inspire other girls just like she was inspired by her coding teachers.
Illinois Chapter Leader: Neena Dhanoa is a high school sophomore who co-founded the UChicago Lab School chapter of CoderGals. She enjoys participating in Math team, Science Team and, of course, loves computer science. She hopes to inspire young girls to get involved in computer science and enjoy it as much as she does. She aims to promote awareness of the immense potential of computer education to impact the future of our world, and build confidence in the girls to be the leaders and role models of tomorrow.
California Chapter Leader: Isha is a high school junior at Monte Vista High School. She co-founded the CoderGals Danville chapter. She enjoys studying math and is especially interested in Calculus. She has learned a lot about the coding language of Java through the AP Computer Science class that is offered at her school and is excited to continue pursuing computer science and engineering in the future!
New Jersey Chapter Leader: Serena Zhao is currently a high school junior in New Jersey. She enjoys helping others, and spreading her love for the science and math subjects. Through CoderGals, she hopes to inspire young girls to pursue STEM studies.
Florida Mentor: Liza is a 9th grade student. With her positive attitude, Liza hopes to serve as a role model and illuminate STEAM opportunities available to future coders.
Florida Mentor: Gabby is currently a junior in high school. She enjoys working with children and hopes to make a difference in their lives.
New Jersey Chapter Leader: Isabella Pham is currently a high school junior in New Jersey. She enjoys computer science because programming has been a big part of her life since she was little.With her experience, she hopes to spread an interest to young girls in STEM and empower them through new opportunities.
Florida Mentor: Chase is a high school junior. She enjoys working with children and teens in her community to advocate the necessity of empowerment through education and public speaking.