|2013 alumnus interning with White House technology office|
|Tuesday, September 15, 2015|
Anjali Fernandes, Class of 2013 - Fernandes is interning in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. She works for the chief technology officer, whose duties include "leveraging technology to improve citizen services and government outcomes. Some the office’s initiatives include liberating government data for the purposes of fueling innovation and economic growth, installing top technologists in government through the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, improving our nation’s technical capabilities for disaster response and using technology to fight human trafficking."
According to its website, interns chosen to work in the office of the chief technology officer are ones "who have a driving passion for technology and government. Ideal candidates are highly technical and have a vision for how government can be used as a platform to fuel innovation and better citizens’ lives."
Fernandes recently served as a teaching assistant in the Bronx, New York, for a program called Girls Who Code. The program was featured on MSNBC and included a snippet of Fernandes talking about the students in the program. Fernandes is a junior at Harvard University pursuing degrees in computer science and political science. She is an associate staff member of the Harvard International Review and a member of the Harvard Mock Trial Association. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense in information technology, assists with Harvard’s free online computer classes and plays violin for two ensembles.