Victoria C. Chávez
Computer Scientist / Computer Science Lecturer
Rhode Island / Chapinx (Guatemalan)
🎓M.A. Urban Education Policy, Brown University; B.A. Computer Science & Hispanic Literatures and Culture, Brown University
Victoria developed an app to help people find stores that accept food stamps and works to make CS more accessible to students with disabilities.
ABOUT VICTORIA'S WORK
Victoria C. Chávez (they/she) is a proud Chapinx (Guatemalan) who was born and raised in Chicago, and now calls Rhode Island home. From developing an SMS-based app that tells users which stores accept food stamps, to researching CS accessibility for students with disabilities, advocating for high-quality computer science education in all K-12 schools, and working on inclusive CS pedagogy in higher education, Victoria's work in and outside the classroom is inspired by their own experiences and their desire for a more equitable world.
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