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Allison is an eighth grade student who is interested in computer science, math, and entrepreneurship. She learned to program with python at age nine, and she is now learning java for the AP CS exam. Allison has received the young student certificate of achievement and has been on the honor roll for the American Mathematics Competitions. She also received the Dr. George Lechner award for a perfect score on the MOEMS (Mathematics Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools) exams, and she now coaches a MOEMS team of elementary students. Allison first experienced entrepreneurship in the Technovation Challenge, and she hopes to continue to use it to make the world a better place.
Julie has been creating, designing and developing innovative social impact and philanthropy programs for companies for over 16 years. As a founding leader and VP of All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding at the Salesforce Foundation she and her team created innovative grant, volunteer, and technology initiatives that provided value and benefit to the community, nonprofit organizations and the employees. Julie is the Founder of Playful Purpose, a boutique consultancy that collaborates with companies and organizations who want to do meaningful work while keeping it fun and playful. Using principles from improv and design-thinking, Playful Purpose helps design initiatives that address or solve social challenges using the company's greatest assets - their people and product. Julie is also the co-lead for SheEO Radical Generosity in the Bay Area. A new economic model that funds, supports, and celebrates women entrepreneurs. Prior to her corporate philanthropy work, Julie was an elementary classroom teacher and technology specialist in a middle school.
Linda is currently incubating a startup. She was recently the Chief Operating Officer of PLAYSTUDIOS, a high quality Game-based Marketing company. At PLAYSTUDIOS, Linda managed over 100 people and was responsible for User Acquisition, Product, Analytics, Content Production, Engineering, QA, and Support at PLAYSTUDIOS. During Linda's 4.5 years tenure at PLAYSTUDIOS, she has grown the company's revenue to $120MM run-rate from the ground up and from 10 employees to 200 employees with offices in SF Bay Area, Austin/TX, Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv. Prior to PLAYSTUDIOS, Linda was a Senior Director at Yahoo! responsible for AI Driven Advertising and Personalization Platforms. Prior to Yahoo! Linda was a software engineer at various High-Tech startups. Linda is an Advisor at the Women's Startup Lab and is also a regular speaker at the APA Women's Center's National Leadership Summits on technology trends topics. Linda has a BS and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Jennifer is a high school sophomore interested in STEM and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Duke Talent Identification program and the John Hopkins CTY Center for Talented Youth. She has also received Young Student Achievement awards on the American Mathematics Competition exams, and coaches a MathCounts team for local middle schoolers. She scored a 5 on the AP Computer Science exam in eighth grade, and during the summer of 2016, she interned at a chemistry research lab at UC Santa Cruz to help improve the long-term stability of supercapacitors, where she wrote a computer program to simplify the data analysis process. She won first place in the world in the Technovation Challenge with her sister Allison for Loc8Don8.
Loc8Don8 is a not-for-profit organization founded by teen sisters Jennifer and Allison John. Loc8Don8 is a mobile app currently available on Android and iOS platforms that hopes to be the connection between all smartphone users and all donation centers. We help you to clean out your home and help the less fortunate by finding places to donate your unwanted, but still usable, household items. Explore our website to learn more!