Producer: Joy Buolamwini
Joy Buolamwini is a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow, a Stamps Scholar, a two-year recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a Carter Center technical consultant recognized as a distinguished volunteer. At the Carter Center, she created an android-based mobile surveying solution that was used to survey nearly 40,000 people in its maiden launch in Ethiopia to help eliminate blinding Trachoma for over 17 million people. The tools are now used worldwide to combat other neglected tropical diseases.
At Georgia Tech she conducted research on health informatics as well as social robotics and autism graduating with highest honors with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
As a Fulbright Fellow in Zambia, she worked with local organizations and computer science education experts as well as practitioners to empower Zambian youth to become creators of technology as the Executive Director of the Zamrize initiative. To this role she brought 8 years of software development experience in web and mobile platforms.
She is a co-founder of Techturized INC and the founding Chief Technology Officer of Excelegrade. Currently pursuing a MSc in Education (Learning & Technology) and