Los Altos High School, Los Altos
Anne is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to maintaining her grades at Los Altos High and running her Coding Girls organization, she works as a researcher at VQ Research, a company start-up using 3D printing technology for manufacture of MLCC for implantable medical and other electronic devices.
As a BioCurious Bio Printer teacher, she is involved with research using the only 3D printer in the world able to print plant stem cells into an actual living plant, and developing new techniques for CRISPR/Cas9/Argonautic genetic engineering. Anne used the money earned from these part-time jobs to found a non-profit organization, Coding Girls, to promote coding for school-aged children and teenagers around the world. Literally spanning the globe, Coding Girls now boasts engagement with more than 40,000 people and is working with more than a hundred schools around the world. From hosting local STEM workshops to teaching programming to students in Thailand, Coding Girls is all-inclusive, but focuses most specifically on girls and young women – helping them to become empowered and to see the excitement and endless possibilities associated with coding, computer science and STEM.
Anne will soon be going to Singapore and China with VQR to collaborate with students and faculty in those two countries, and to continue spreading the gospel of coding and STEM to all who will listen.