First Name

Mary

Last Name

K.

Bio

Mary, 16, a junior at Brooklyn Technical High School, was raised in New York City by immigrant parents. She was once very nervous about her future- college and career wise- and never thought that she would fall into STEM. However, that notion and her doubts disappeared after she took a chance and was accepted to Girls Who Code in the spring of her sophomore year. There, she gained a strong foundation in technology and developed a fluency in several coding languages. She is currently a programmer in her school's award-winning FIRST Robotics team, and is proud to call herself a coder. In the future, Mary plans to establish her own start-up company, advocate for young women's right to education in developing countries, and to close the massive gender gap in technology. She hopes to be able to use her technical skills to fix these pressing issues, and has no doubt that she can revolutionize the world.