Rachel Auslander is a high school senior from 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.
Rachel is a teen advisor co-chair for the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign and a 2016 Vital Voices ANNpower Fellow. She loves working on coding projects, playing the ukulele, and running. 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 senior 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 junior
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 senior 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 senior 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 Chapter Leader: Liza is a 10th grade student and leads the CoderGals chapter at Pine Crest School. 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 senior in high school. She enjoys working with children and hopes to make a difference in their lives.
Florida Chapter Leader: Gabriela is a high school senior in Lakeland, Florida, and founded the CoderGals club at Resurrection Catholic School. She loves teaching and helping young girls, and hopes to inspire them to continue learning code! She enjoys working with groups like Girl Up and I Am My Beautiful to make the world a more feminist place!
Maryland Chapter Leader: Aliza Rabinovitz is a high school junior who founded the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School chapter of CoderGals. She loves math and computer science and was a Kode with Klossy 2017 scholar. Aliza hopes to provide an empowering community for young girls and instill in them a love for coding and STEM by showing them the amazing skills and opportunities they can gain.
California Chapter Leader: Ilana is a sophomore at Miramonte High School. She first became interested in coding when she attended Kode With Klossy Camp in San Francisco. Ilana is passionate about educating young girls about STEM so that someday, they will have the confidence to enter into predominantly male fields and know that they have the power to take over the world.
Florida Chapter Leader: Sophia Viner is a high school junior who founded the CoderGals chapter at the American Heritage School in Plantation, FL. Sophia loves science, engineering, and math. She is an officer with her school's STEM and Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science Clubs, and a member of the State and National Competitive Math Teams. As an Ambassador Girl Scout, Sophia is committed to mentoring the next generation of female scientists and engineers. She hopes that sharing her passions through CoderGals will help many young girls discover that computer science could be fun and rewarding.
New Jersey Chapter Leader: Isabella Pham is currently a high school senior 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 senior. She enjoys working with children and teens in her community to advocate the necessity of empowerment through education and public speaking.
Washington Chapter Leader: Archika is a high school sophomore from Seattle who founded the Bellevue CoderGals Chapter. Archika only found her passion in coding during the end of middle school, which is why she wants girls to get that kind of exposure at an earlier age! Through CoderGals, she hopes to show girls that coding is super fun and applicable. Outside of CS, Archika loves to write and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Michigan Chapter Leader: Alexandria is a rising college sophomore and founded the Wayne County chapter of CoderGals. She loves educating and mentoring students. She is experienced in several coding languages and she hopes to share her knowledge through CoderGals. Alexandria believes girls of all ages should be given the opportunity to code.
Maryland Chapter Leader: Olivia is a high school junior who founded the first CoderGals chapter in Maryland at Saint Francis International School. Her passion for computer science started freshman year and she hopes it can start earlier for other girls in her community.
California Chapter Leader: Dominique is a first year university student who is focusing on Multimedia Web Design and is a Kode with Klossy 2017 scholar. She enjoys coding websites and editing for all sorts of media. She hopes to inspire more girls to participate in STEM programs at an earlier age because they can lead to incredible things that she did not have the opportunity to do until high school.
Texas Chapter Leader: Norah Ramidas is a high school freshman from Sugar Land, Texas and is the founder of the Greater Houston Area CoderGals chapter. Norah enjoys filmmaking, reading, and talking. She “accidentally” stumbled upon coding in seventh grade. Since then she has become a Technovation Girls Code for Change semifinalist and created apps for local non-profit organizations. Through CoderGals, Norah hopes to nurture a lifelong love of coding and inspire girls of all ages that they can apply code to anything: sports, writing, math, art. Everything can use a little code!