👋 Hi, I'm Abby! Welcome to my website!
I’m a student passionate about technology and design, developing innovative projects in collaborative teams for social impact.
Much of my work lies in STEM educational outreach and female empowerment. Outside of this, I'm a huge ice cream and waffle aficionado.
What I'm currently doing:
↓ Learn more about my work!
- Mentoring middle school girls in web dev at Code and Connect with Michigan State University
- Developing interactive coding lessons and designing websites for STEAM Sisters
- Directing design at Girl Genius to release our fifth issue on innovation
1st Place: Sustainable Chain of Transportation
Researched and designed an environmentally-friendly Lithium-air battery, vehicle, app, and policies to match specific transportation needs with the most efficient solutions, reducing the carbon footprint. Presented to sponsors (the IVA and Volvo Group) and to the public at the Global STEM Alliance Summit.
AP Research (AP Capstone Diploma)
Completed research involving websites, digital marketing, and the community. Used Google Sheets and Google Lighthouse to analyze 35 local restaurant websites in relation to user-reviewed ratings. Discussed implications of results for customers, business owners, and web designers.
1st Place @ MIT Blueprint
TechTogether New York (Won Best EdTech Hack)
Uplift is a web app that educates users about the importance about mental health, providing a personalized randomizer for self-care activities and resources.
iOS Mobile App Dev Scholarship
&branch is a service tracker MVP built with Swift, XCode (UIKit), GitHub, Figma. The app saves reflections in a database and uses hour-tracking gamification to encourage volunteerism.
Technovation (Team App Dev + Innovation Challenge)
Hush is an Android app for stress-relief. Its submenus include journaling, exercise, meditation/music, yoga, and hotlines. Combined with a comprehensive business plan, this project was awarded Global Semifinalist (representing USA).
Duke FEMMESHacks 2020
At FEMMESHacks, I learned to design from ideation and affinity boards to a final high-fidelity prototype. The Figma prototype linked is the MVP of the product, which connects students in student groups through a content feed and reaction format.
TechGirls (US Youth Ambassador)
With girls from Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the US, we discussed female leadership, technology, and methods to actively engage with our community. Designed a poem and website about our mission.
- The intersection between technology, design, marketing, and education 🎓
- Mixed reality, web design, and mobile app development 📲
- The psychology behind marketing and social media 🧠