Izzy Lapidus is a sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University majoring in Computing, Design, and Pedagogy, a special major she created herself. At Barnard, she works in the Community Engagement & Inclusion office and the Admissions office and is also involved in several tech and entrepreneurship clubs. Outside of Barnard, Izzy works at Kode With Klossy—a nonprofit that awards girls and nonbinary students ages 13-18 scholarships to learn how to code—as a Community Ambassador and incoming Content Creator. She is also an experienced public speaker, sharing her STEM story with 60+ organizations in the past year and a half. Izzy is passionate about re-imagining the perception of STEM by designing inclusive and equitable computer science learning environments and communities. You can find her on social media (@izzylapidus) sharing her experience as a Barnard student and proud #womaninstem.
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In this episode, Izzy talks about why starting coding at an early age is essential and words of advice to students everywhere.