First Name

Alexandra

Last Name

C.

Bio

Alexandra is a high-school entrepreneur, coder, and ebullient leader whose work with girls in STEM has inspired her to invent high-potential products. This summer she helped found 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. Her work was created as a participant in MIT Launch, a month-long highly competitive global startup incubator, now known as Launch X. 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. It featured personalized detection and voice notification of 14 FDA allergens in packaged foods via barcode scanning on Android phones. 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 with lower cost. In 2016, she launched the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) club to explore these emerging technologies and how it could be used to benefit the educational environment. She is also a member of her school robotics team which won both the San Francisco and Silicon Valley regionals in 2017. 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. Along with her technology projects, Alexandra enjoys pottery, volunteerism, and volleyball. She received an honorable mention on the Regional Scholastic Award with her ceramics project and has been invited to show her work at the Chicago Art Institute. She received the Presidential Award for Volunteerism, Gold Level after serving in several causes in her community. She has been a dedicated JV volleyball player and co-captain. 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.