First Name

Areeta

Last Name

W.

Bio

Areeta was first introduced to computer science through Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program at Twitter HQ. After this inspiring experience, she founded and organized Superposition (superposition.tech), an all-girls hackathon dedicated to exposing high school girls to technology. Her support for computer science education has led her to become a teaching assistant for her school's Introduction to Computer Science class. Additionally, she is the president of her local Girls Who Code club where she plans tours, invites speakers, and helps with the curriculum. Currently, Areeta co-directs HSHacks, SM Hacks, and CodeDay Bay Area and is Director of Event Management at Hack+, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping students venture into business and start organizations. With her scholarship at Udacity, Areeta is also taking a Nanodegree in Android Development. Additionally, she is planning the second iteration of Superposition with a team of twenty other females hoping to hold 200 students—set to be San Francisco's largest high school/college female hackathon. She has already raised over $20,000 in sponsorship and is partnered with companies like Facebook, UserTesting, Salesforce, Guidewire Software, Box, GitHub, and Prudential. Her strong dedication to the computer science community has led her to create a mass mailing list for CS-related opportunities and generate a guide for people in CS (https://code.likeagirl.io/a-high-school-students-guide-to-cs-programs-internships-487586031e07) which has been praised by several educators, students, and professionals. Outside of tech, Areeta is on the varsity badminton team at San Mateo High and enjoys volunteering with her Interact Club. In the future, she hopes to double major in Computer Science and Business Management! You can find more about Areeta when she was interviewed for a Women Who Reign article: (https://medium.com/@ReigningIt/women-who-reign-areeta-wong-311abcdf3446)