A bit about me

Currently an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I'm pursuing a major in Computer Science and minor in Education, Learning, and Society, graduating in June 2021.

I'm passionate about leveraging my technical background, interdisciplinary lenses, and thought-provoking questions to build technologies and contribute to teams that are rooted in empowerment, social equity, and intentional impact.

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Writing code & Building impact

I like problem solving around things that are important and interesting. Here are some projects I've worked on:

  • React web app for Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC), a community organization rooted in decolonized tech education
  • Chat application back-end to take Facebook Messenger chat history JSON to build word suggestion feature using Java (shown in picture)
  • Interactive exploratory game to learn virtually about womxn of color organizers and advocates for Geeking Out Kids of Color youth program using Lua on Roblox Studio platform
  • Simple website templates for Geeking Out Kids of Color youth program using HTML, CSS, JS on Repl platform
chat window where user says 'gender is not binary' and chatbot says 'I will remember gender is not binary'

Writing thoughts & Building perspective

I like writing about some things, including how language and stories shape our perspectives about technology, othering, belonging, and change.

open journal with pen and lots of writing, blurred

Learning & Unlearning

I like learning and reflecting. Here are some things that have impacted me:

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Projects

Here are a few projects I've been working on.

Nonprofit Website

React web app for Geeking Out Kids of Color (GOKiC), a community organization rooted in decolonized tech education. Hosted by Azure, integrated with Google Analytics, and automated by GitHub Actions.

Guessing Game

Jeopardy-esque guessing game to review key terms from Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (Angela Valenzuela, 1999). Using Python on Repl platform.

WOC Exploratory Game

Interactive exploratory game to learn virtually about womxn of color organizers and advocates for Geeking Out Kids of Color youth program. Using Lua on Roblox Studio platform.

Website Templates

Simple website templates for Geeking Out Kids of Color youth program. Using HTML, CSS, JS on Repl platform.

Word Suggestor

Chat application back-end to take Facebook Messenger chat history JSON to build word suggestion feature using Java.

Flights App

Flight-booking command line interface for users to login, search, book, and pay for flights using Java and SQL.

Campus Landmark Hunt App

Landmark hunt mobile application for users to select landmark photo of University of Washington campus and be guided there. Using Java, XML, and Google Maps API on Android Studio.

Thoughts

I like writing about my thoughts. I share some of them on Instagram. Here are a few snippets.