Gauri Computer Science  ·  Omaha, Nebraska

Gauri likes to keep busy. When she isn't studying for her Raikes School classes, she can be found helping run a Girls Code Lincoln, leading Computing for All or checking off the latest book on her reading list. But she doesn't keep busy just for fun — she does it because she's trying to create a future where diversity and inclusion can flourish in the STEM field. Through Computing for All, Gauri and her fellow club members work to create activities for women in the computer science department, while also promoting accessibility in computing for people who may have never done it before. Gauri also makes an effort to make technology accessible to local girls through Girls Code Lincoln. Every Sunday she can be found helping lead the group on everything from basic coding concepts to skills like bravery and leadership. She said it's been one of her most rewarding experiences to teach them about coding through creativity, confidence and communication. So while things might get stressful at times, for Gauri it's all worth it. She has her community through the Raikes School and her extracurricular activities to lean on, and the knowledge that her efforts will help others to keep her moving forward. "I can deal with one stressful day if I know that like, this many students are gonna be impacted by it," Gauri said, "Or, I'm going to make someone's life better by it."

“Every Sunday she can be found helping lead the group on everything from basic coding concepts to skills like bravery and leadership. She said it's been one of her most rewarding experiences to teach them about coding through creativity, confidence and communication.”