First Name

Joy

Last Name

Buolamwini

Bio

Joy is a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. As the founder of Code4Rights she is promoting human rights through technology education. At the Carter Center, she created an android-based mobile surveying solution that was used to survey nearly 40,000 people in Ethiopia to help eliminate blinding Trachoma for over 17 million people. She has presented the work internationally and the tools are now used worldwide to combat other neglected tropical diseases. At Georgia Tech she conducted research on health informatics as well as social robotics and autism graduating with highest honors with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. As a Fulbright Fellow in Zambia, she worked with local organizations and computer science education experts as well as practitioners to empower Zambian youth to become creators of technology as the Executive Director of the Zamrize initiative.