Adobe’s Youth Coding Initiative: Girls Who Code

16 year old Geraldine Agredo came to New York from Colombia when she was nine. A student at the Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, she didn’t touch a computer until she came to the United States. Geraldine was inspired to program by a speaker who came to her school, and got involved with Girls Who Code through her teacher. In 2014, she and her coding classmates won an MIT Club of New York award for their recycling game, Green Code. Geraldine believes programming and creativity go hand in hand, and is excited to major in computer science to make a better world. Girls Who Code is a partner of Adobe’s Youth Coding Initiative, an effort to bring computer science education to girls and under-represented youth.