HP Innovation Issue 18: Summer 2021 - Page 27

“ AS A RESEARCHER , I WORK ON USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE ACCESSIBLE AND ACCURATE , APPLYING CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO BETTER THE LIVES OF PATIENTS .”

ANTI PLASTICS
— KAVYA KOPPARAPU
INVENTOR
Groningen , The Netherlands
FOUNDER RUTGERS UNIVERSITY CHAPTER OF OUT IN TECH
Jersey City , New Jersey
MISSION Emelin Flores is a privacy engineer at Google where she focuses on reducing privacy threats . Outside of her job , Flores helps nonprofits improve their security and LGBTQ + students looking to break into tech . “ I can only help change the world for the better one step at a time , and I believe providing people with resources to succeed is my contribution to the bigger picture : a diverse and complete society .”
IMPACT Flores ’ s work with local nonprofits has allowed them to improve the security and privacy posture of their tech ecosystems , and since graduating from Rutgers , she has connected more than 20 members of the global Out In Tech Slack community to tech internships .
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LGBTQ + INCLUSION
MISSION Fionn Ferreira aims to provide access to clean , microplastic-free water and help prevent the accumulation of microplastics in the environment . “ I am hopeful that my work will improve the health and well-being of others while inspiring young inventors and scientists to make a difference .”
IMPACT Ferreira has invented an environmentally friendly way to remove microplastics from water using vegetable oil and magnetic powder . He is building a prototype for widespread application of this process .
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