Yale undergraduate and social activist Chiara Amisola, a first-year student who plans to major in computer science, is the winner of the 2018 Student of Vision Abie Award.
The award will be presented as part of the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration, held Sept. 26-28 in Houston, Texas. Hopper, who received her master’s degree (1930) and Ph.D. (1934) in mathematics from Yale, was a computer pioneer and naval officer.
The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build.
Amisola grew up in Manila, Philippines, and has devoted herself to filling gaps in access to technology. Amisola founded Developers’ Society, a club at her high school that has grown into a global non-profit working to improve computer science education in the third world and nurture student innovation for social good. It has grown from 40 students to more than 40,000 students.
Amisola is also the co-founder of Batid, a non-profit development company and incubator. The Batid application is an incident-reporting app that streamlines and crowdsources citizen incident reports for public safety.
AnitaB.org, a leading nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women technologists, presents the Abie Awards. FactSet is the sponsor of the 2018 Student of Vision Abie Award.