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I'm a Bay Area native who loves to fence, code, and eat good food. I also love classic rock and Hamilton the musical. Not necessarily in that order.


I've worked on projects under UC Berkeley's Society of Women Engineers, and am proud to be part of the nation-wide Kode With Klossy, NCWIT, and #BuiltByGirls communities. I'm also happy to say that I'm a writer for the amazing open-source website Alligator.io.


These past few years have also been filled with environmental outreach and campaigns. As part of the non-profit CASA, I tackle policies and (as you can see from the photo) encourage reusable boba containers. Recently, I founded CASA Youth, CASA's official 501(c)(3) partner, in an effort to include students from across our island city in environmental policy and innovation.


Being a student and second-generation immigrant in San Francisco, I am blessed with diverse interactions and fresh perspective.

Contact

fromfontana@gmail.com




Notable Awards

Harvard Undergrad CBE Sustainability Award - May 2019 - Awarded by Harvard University for exceptional achievements in the area of sustainability through the creation of solutions, education, advocacy and outstanding leadership.

Certificate of Recognition - May 2019 - Awarded by Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute for outstanding work in the field of environmental activism and GHG mitigation, particularly with my leadership within the Bay Area.

NCWIT National Honorable Mention - January 10, 2019 - Awarded by National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) for exceptional achievements in computing

NCWIT Bay Area Affiliate Winner - February 10, 2019 - Awarded by National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) for exceptional achievements in computing, particularly in the Bay Area

Motivate Award - December 2018 - Awarded by FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament




Conference Scholarships

GirlBoss Rally Scholarship Recipient - June 2019 - Awarded by GirlBoss to attend the 2019 entrepreneurship GirlBoss Rally in Los Angeles, featuring speakers such as Sophia Moruso, Rupi Kaur, Paris Hilton, and many more.

AltConf Hero Scholarship Recipient - May 2019 - Awarded by AltConf to attend the 2019 AltConf, provided by sponsors such as IBM, AWS Mobile, and Square. Awarded "swag".

Impact Labs Scholarship Recipient - May 2019 - Awarded by Impact Labs to attend the 2019 Impact Labs Summit and Social Good speaker series, provided by sponsors such as IBM and AirTable. Awarded "swag".




Education

Self Study - resources include YouTube, CodeAcademy, Stack Overflow, MIT OpenCourseWare, older mentors

UC Berkeley Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - Jan 2018 to March 2018

Girls In Tech - Jan 2018

Stanford University's Girls Teaching Girls To Code (GTGTC) camp - April 2018

Kode With Klossy - June 2018