First Name

Amanda

Last Name

C.

Bio

Amanda is currently a sophomore studying computer science at Cornell University. In 2013, she participated in Girls Who Code at Goldman Sachs, an 8-week summer immersion program where she learned to program in multiple programming languages, heard female entrepreurs speak, and visited top tech companies. Amanda brought this passion to her own community by creating the first computer programming club in her school: Girls Who Code club. Amanda was chosen as a She++ #include fellow for her outreach efforts in expanding diversity in computer science. Amanda is also passionate about social entrepreneurship, and hopes to use her skills to improve the world. Amanda also enjoys visual arts, which she enjoys combining with her love for technology. In 2014, she participated in the Endevvr high school summer incubator, where she co-founded and programmed MentorBear, an online mentorship platform that connects high school and college students. Also an executive on the board of ProjectCSGIRLS, Amanda helps plan the nation's biggest computer science competition for middle school girls. An avid hackathon goer, Amanda has attended hackathons all over the country, and won some prizes along the way. She also organized and founded a hackathon at her school, where students hailed from all over NYC to program apps centered around the theme of "social good". This summer, she is interning at AOL Built By Girls Ventures, a venture firm that funds female-led startups.