April Member of the Month: Alice Ao
Written By: Sydney Kasner
Congratulations to the Reinvented Magazine Member of the Month, Alice Ao! Volunteers are vital to the success of any nonprofit, and we are no exception. That is why we have decided to start featuring our outstanding volunteers.
Alice Ao has been part of Reinvented Magazine since May 2019. She first heard about us through a National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Facebook group. Alice was immediately interested and asked how she could get involved. She has served as a volunteer since our very first issue and watched Reinvented Magazine grow to where it is today — with readers in 49 states and 9 countries! Alice now serves on our Board of Directors as an Executive Writing Director.
Alice is a high school senior attending Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia. She has a quick smile, a can-do attitude, and is passionate about women in STEM. She was selected as valedictorian, and has been accepted to both Yale and Princeton University! Some of her highlights in high school have included creating a Girls Who Code chapter at her school, coaching her MATHCOUNTS team, and participating in a National Academic Quiz Tournament. Alice and her sister started a Girls Who Code chapter at the local elementary school, an experience that has been both successful and rewarding. Alice coordinates volunteers from her high school’s chapter to help teach coding to excitable 4th and 5th graders.
Volunteering at Reinvented Magazine has influenced Alice’s career aspirations. She loves the feeling that she’s making a difference and appreciates working in a close-knit team. Ultimately, she hopes to work with a STEM start-up company. Alice is currently most interested in computer science, although she plans to keep an open mind in college.
Alice wants to see more women in STEM, particularly among underrepresented minority groups. She never would have imagined that she would have fallen in love with coding. She found her passion for it by accident when she signed up for an Introduction to Technology class. Her biggest piece of advice relating to STEM is this: don’t rule it out! The field is huge and encompasses many interesting work environments. Alice recommends getting involved with organizations such as Girls Who Code, Science Olympiad, Society of Women Engineers, or NCWIT.
We are beyond proud to call Alice one of our volunteers and are thrilled to recognize her as our April Member of the Month!