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Kaya Thomas #ALD17 @findingada

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Kaya Thomas is a full-time student at Dartmouth College as well as the creator of the iOS application We Read Too, an app that encourages children to read books by and for people from underrepresented backgrounds, Via Wikipedia

Kaya Thomas (born 1995) is an American computer scientist, app developer and writer. She is the creator of We Read Too, an iOS app that helps readers discover books for and by people of color. Thomas is a volunteer mentor with Black Girls Code and a Made with Code role model. Widely recognized for her work to improve diversity in the tech industry, she was honored in 2015 by Michelle Obama at BET’s Black Girls Rock! award show and was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2016 College Women of the Year.

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