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We want our app to support victims and let them know that they have a safe space to share and talk. Our app is meant to encourage people to come forward and inspire others with their strength. Bonita is open to all users who want to learn, inform, and speak. Sexual Assault victims are usually told “it’s your fault” or “what were you wearing?” Two out of three cases of sexual assault go unreported. As women who go to an all-girls school, we want women to learn that it is not their fault and should never blame themselves.
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An educator for more than 25 years, I currently lead a team that provides academic and organizational supports to NYC’s alternative schools and programs. Prior to this role, I did similar work in Manhattan, as well as a citywide network of schools. My first love will always be School of the Future where I taught math and science, then served as middle school director.
One question I had is how would you ensure privacy and identity security so participants are protected.
Keep up the great work! You ladies give me HOPE for our future.
What I do all day at work?
I design content and programs that teach young people and educators about computer science, UX/UI design, and all kinds of creative technology. I also helped organize this event - Emoti-con!
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Types of work that I do
AI & Machine Learning, Visual Art & Design, VR/AR
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Community Advocacy, Education/Schools, Resource Sharing
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
Don't be afraid to try new things, and don't think you can't pursue something just because you aren't good at it right away!
Keep up the fantastic work! I hope you will be the people designing the tools of the future!
Suzy is a Strategy Manager in Accenture Strategy's Customer, Sales, and Service practice. Her background is in customer experience strategy, contact center / service strategy, marketing strategy, and digital product roll outs including AI-powered transformation. Suzy graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Minor in French, and Entrepreneurship and Management.
Rae Blumenthal started her career at the United Nations in community-based development strategy and now works on Trust & Safety in the tech industry. She leads Meta’s risk mitigation and management strategy as a Program Manager, focusing on support for vulnerable populations, crisis response, and the company strategy for the severe real world harms facing the 3.5 billion users across Facebook and Instagram. Outside of work, she loves hiking, traveling, and exploring the Bay Area.
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Thank you for a record-breaking 14th anniversary event! Comments are officially closed until next year.