First Name

Alexandra

Last Name

C.

Bio

Alexandra is a freshman at Wellesley College pursuing computer science as well as an entrepreneur, coder, and ebullient leader whose work with girls in STEM has inspired her to invent high-potential products and inspire other females to pursue their interests in technology. In the summer of 2017 she co-founded a startup to develop Machine Learning/AI algorithm that detects bone structure anomalies in digital x-rays, thereby accelerating fracture diagnosis and eventually delivery of care in developing countries at MIT Launch(LaunchX), a month-long, global startup incubator. Alexandra also led a team to create a mobile Allergy App, selected by Congresswoman Jackie Speier California District-14 as a winner of the 2016 U.S. Congressional App Challenge which featured personalized detection and voice notification of 14 FDA allergens in packaged foods via barcode scanning. Alexandra was invited to present at the IEF (Internet Educational Foundation) in Washington DC to members of Congress, demonstrating how technology can help solve and alleviate social/community issues at lower costs. In high school, she launched the Virtual/Augmented Reality club to explore these emerging technologies and how it could be used to benefit the educational environment. She was also a member of her school FRC robotics team and JV volleyball team, and since 2016, she has been the Girls Teaching Girls to Code (GTGTC) Liaison for her school and continued to lead the Girls Who Code Club where she guides discussions on Women in Tech role models and teaches students how to code through fun projects. Alexandra hopes to major in computer science to be able to communicate and inspire other young women to innovate and build companies that welcome females in the industry. She is a part of the Wellesley College computer science club as Workshop Chair and the club sailing team.