Reinventing computer science through perseverance and relentlessness for immigrant communities.
Sarah has taken her unique life experiences and committed to changing the field of computer science through implementing education and employment opportunities for under-resourced communities. Sarah has lived a dual life having immigrated to the United States with her parents at a young age. As an immigrant, she struggled with learning English, assimilating to American culture, and living far away from her extended family in Bangladesh. To others, it may seem that Sarah has spent her entire life at odds between two opposite corners of the world. However, Sarah believes she’s had a unique opportunity to experience and hone her skills of adapting to adversity and foreign situations. “It has taught me the art of starting from zero and working my way upwards, time and again.” Sarah was Vice President of her high school’s Science Club where she was awarded the Certificate of Excellence as a Champion at the Biology Olympiad. She is an avid member of Girls Who Code and constantly compiles and restructures code for computer programs in several languages like C++, Python, and Java. Sarah’s dream is to have a large impact by creating opportunities for students from developing countries to pursue careers in technology. When she is not busy winning Debate championships, she creates websites with America on Tech, explores careers and pathways in multiple fields including healthcare, technology and entrepreneurship as a First Tech Fund Fellow and is her school’s Student Body Representative. Sarah herself says it best, “I can pave my own path, no matter where I am.”
- Vice President of SAGC (Shaheed Anwar Girls’ College) Science Club
- Student Body Representative – Humanities Honors Academy
- BigFuture Ambassador – College Board