HP Innovation Issue 18: Summer 2021 - Page 28

SOCIAL JUSTICE
FOUNDER YOUTH ADVOCATES FOR CHANGE
San Ramon , California
MISSION Tiana Day ' s youth-led nonprofit organization is focused on amplifying youth voices and inspiring local action on social justice issues . “ Many youth are passionate about various social justice topics but lack the resources to use their voices to speak up and call for action .”
IMPACT In June 2020 , Day , who had never been an activist before , was instrumental in leading a Black Lives Matter march with roughly 50,000 attendees across the Golden Gate Bridge . Their message : “ Lead with Love .”
@ youthadvocatesforchange
BIOTECH INNOVATOR AND FOUNDER GIRLSCOMPUTINGLEAGUE
Cambridge , Massachusetts
MISSION Kavya Kopparapu is a computer scientist , inventor , and founder of GirlsComputingLeague , a nonprofit aimed at closing the gender gap in computer science . “ There ’ s new innovation in the world every day , and having a diverse , passionate , and informed next generation of technologists ready to solve society ’ s problems is incredibly necessary .”
IMPACT GirlsComputingLeague has chapters in 15 states , and the GCL Scholars Program invests in student leaders from underrepresented backgrounds , giving them stipends to teach short workshops in low-income communities on emerging technologies . Kopparapu holds a patent for a precision medicine platform that uses deep learning to diagnose and determine specific treatments for patients suffering from glioblastoma , one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer .
@ kavya . kopparapu @ KavyaKopparapu
DIGITAL EQUITY