Founder, STEM Academy for Girls and AI4ALL Alum
Leslie Bravo is a Seattle AI4ALL alumna from Wichita, Kansas. As a first-generation Mexican-American, she has grown interested in science and technology. She has worked alongside others to help mitigate pressing issues in tech, such as algorithmic bias. During her sophomore year in high school, she founded a STEM academy that brings together middle school girls from across her school district to learn about STEM and foster a community. She has garnered support from AI4ALL and is currently working with her high school to translate her efforts into the classroom.
Her growing interest in STEM has allowed her to pay it forward to her community and narrow in on issues that are of importance to her, such as providing marginalized people access to tools and training to teach them how to code. Coming from a community in the Midwest where access to computer science and artificial intelligence are limited for K-12 students, she is proud to be sharing her growing STEM knowledge with others. Along with playing soccer, Leslie aims to provide for her club by participating in programs like Kode with Klossy. In the coming years, Leslie plans to continue her efforts in her hometown and attend college to pursue biomedical engineering.