I am currently a senior at San Francisco State University studying computer science, but previously spent over five years studying psychology and working in psychology-related fields. I feel particularly inspired to help disadvantaged youth, and I am always looking for and embracing new ways to do so. In the past I have done this by volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of America, working as a residential counselor in a group home for foster girls, and working as an in-home behavioral therapist for children diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
I decided to pursue the world of tech to continue this sort of outreach in novel ways that correspond with the future. Software is so much more than the latest update on your smartphone – it is a tool that can be life-changing and used to help many people in their daily lives. I was thrilled to discover I’d been invited to join a humble team of like-minded volunteers in India to help integrate a healthcare app that facilitates communication and progress tracking into the day-to-day lives of children with disabilities. Installing this technology and teaching the children, parents, and health workers how to use it will be a transformational experience for them. With individualized schedules, assessments, and reminders, the kids there will be able to do and experience more, both with additional support and independently. Every child deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
How you can help:
By donating, you are not just helping me get to India, you are helping the children there live healthier, happier lives. Your contribution will help provide medical resources and technological advancements to a community that otherwise wouldn’t have them. Please consider joining me in this cause by donating today. Thank you!
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