My name is Megan Cui.
I'm from the suburbs of Cincinnati, OH and a freshman at Harvard University. I'm studying economics and computer science here, and I'd like to go into developing legal technology for accessibility.
I've done a lot of work when it comes to technology exposure and leadership in my community because I encountered tech by chance through attending a local hackathon my sophomore year. So, I give back by running hackathons with some of my best friends from Hack Club and Mason Hack Club. We've run Hack Chicago and Hack Cincinnati, the Midwest's largest high school hackathons, and CincyHacks, Southern Ohio's first high school hackathon.
My experience as a young girl interested in tech from the Midwest has given me unique insight on barriers to entry in the tech industry, and, along with receiving the Interact Fellowship, Coca-Cola & Taco Bell scholarships, and media coverage, I've been invited to speak about it at NetJets, TEDxMasonHighSchool, TechOlympics, and comSpark in front of audiences of students, educators, and corporate executives alike.
At heart, I'm a social activist, leveraging social media, speaking, and writing on my blog to lead change in mental health awareness and cultural diversity.
In my free time, I like petting my cat, Geno, blogging, and taking long naps on the beach.