First Name

Abril

Last Name

V.

Bio

Abril became involved with computer science her freshman year of high school after she enrolled in a Java and Media Computation course at her high school. She went on to take 4 more computer science courses, including AP Computer Science. Additionally, she is involved with FIRST Robotics and has competed both in the First Tech Challenge and the First Robotics Competition. In addition to FIRST, Abril is actively involved with Microsoft DigiGirlz and has been highlighted as a Microsoft Youthspark Star. Going into her junior year of high school, Abril was an intern on the technology team of the Obama 2012 campaign. Last summer, she interned at 8th Light, a software consulting company in Chicago. In her free time, Abril organizes Chicago Girls in Computing, a non-profit that she founded in April of 2013 to support high school girls in Chicago who are interested in computing. This summer, she is a Software Engineer Intern at Canvas and is a member of a volunteer Rails Girls Summer of Code team. She will also be attending Google CSSI in Mountain View. She is currently studying Information Science at the University of Michigan.