Isabel Abonitalla, 21

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Isabel Abonitalla
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Isabel (Isa) joined the hacker community unwittingly. Having only recently discovered her passion for technology through a data science internship at Columbia University Medical Center the summer after graduating high school, Isa struggled to find avenues for her to learn and grow as a developer. She stumbled upon hackathons through her school's career development program and quickly fell in love with the community and all it had to offer. Since then, Isa has spent many a weekend working on hackathon projects.

Isa spends her time working to empower women and disadvantaged minorities in the tech field. She served as a #BUILTBYGIRLS ambassador, an active member of Rewriting the Code and Women in Technology New York, and is the Director of Internal Affairs & Operations at HAX, a nonprofit aiming to globalize computer science education through hackathons. She is also the VP of the Open Source Club, which focuses not only on the promotion of open-source software but also to prepare students for careers in CS and promote coding accessibility. She is passionate about OSC because of its potential to foster a community of like-minded programmers and provide them with a safe place to learn and grow.

Her favorite project was from her second hackathon, Hack: Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Code-a-thon in January of 2019. Her team created MamaCare, a cross-platform mobile app that educates pregnant & post-partum women on risk factors, tracks symptoms through smart devices, and calls physician if symptoms surpass healthy thresholds. This project allowed her to combine her skills in technology and her experience in biomedicine. All of Isa's projects have focused on having a positive impact on the community because she believes that projects should be for the social good and have a deeper meaning. 

Isa studies computer science with a concentration in bioinformatics and hopes to work in the intersection of biomedicine and data science to improve patient outcomes with extensive and well-communicated information. 

Quick Facts

Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
School: CUNY Hunter College
Graduation Date: 2022
First Hackathon: ByteHacks (Fall 2018)
Favorite Coding Language: Python
Can't Live Without: Google Assistant
Team MamaCare at NJII's Code-a-thon

Isabel Abonitalla, 21

Hacker
Isabel Abonitalla
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Isabel (Isa) joined the hacker community unwittingly. Having only recently discovered her passion for technology through a data science internship at Columbia University Medical Center the summer after graduating high school, Isa struggled to find avenues for her to learn and grow as a developer. She stumbled upon hackathons through her school's career development program and quickly fell in love with the community and all it had to offer. Since then, Isa has spent many a weekend working on hackathon projects.

Isa spends her time working to empower women and disadvantaged minorities in the tech field. She served as a #BUILTBYGIRLS ambassador, an active member of Rewriting the Code and Women in Technology New York, and is the Director of Internal Affairs & Operations at HAX, a nonprofit aiming to globalize computer science education through hackathons. She is also the VP of the Open Source Club, which focuses not only on the promotion of open-source software but also to prepare students for careers in CS and promote coding accessibility. She is passionate about OSC because of its potential to foster a community of like-minded programmers and provide them with a safe place to learn and grow.

Her favorite project was from her second hackathon, Hack: Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Code-a-thon in January of 2019. Her team created MamaCare, a cross-platform mobile app that educates pregnant & post-partum women on risk factors, tracks symptoms through smart devices, and calls physician if symptoms surpass healthy thresholds. This project allowed her to combine her skills in technology and her experience in biomedicine. All of Isa's projects have focused on having a positive impact on the community because she believes that projects should be for the social good and have a deeper meaning. 

Isa studies computer science with a concentration in bioinformatics and hopes to work in the intersection of biomedicine and data science to improve patient outcomes with extensive and well-communicated information. 

Quick Facts

Pronouns: She/Her
Hometown: New York, New York, USA
School: CUNY Hunter College
Graduation Date: 2022
First Hackathon: ByteHacks (Fall 2018)
Favorite Coding Language: Python
Can't Live Without: Google Assistant
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Team MamaCare at NJII's Code-a-thon

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