PCCI Sachs Summer Scholar Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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PCCI Sachs Summer Scholar Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

In its recently released 30 Under 30 List, Forbes Magazine included Meghna “Chili” Pramoda in its Education section for her part in helping found SafeTeensOnline. Pramoda was a member of PCCI’s 2022 class of Sachs Summer Scholars interns, a program focused on advancing women in data science. During her term, Pramoda and a partner worked with PCCI data scientists for their research on using Safegraph Visualization in PCCI’s Community Vulnerability Compass. To view her and her partner’s end of term presentation, go to the 1 hour, 8 minute mark of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3BJ3EZJoE4

In the Forbes article on Pramoda, she is lauded for developing a system to support her peers in owning their online presence, from Forbes:

Founded by Vinny Veeramachaneni in 2017 and now spearheaded by cofounders Meghna “Chili” Pramoda and her sister Siona “Dolly” Pramoda, SafeTeensOnline is a nonprofit that offers English and Spanish language education on digital safety, in addition to courses in coding and ethical hacking. The Pramoda sisters created STOCyberReady, an app that helps teens understand the impact of their digital choices by analyzing their cyber risk and offering educational tips to reduce risk. The app is currently being used in 34 schools with a tentative public release set for 2024. SafeTeensOnline has partnered with the Taco Bell Foundation, T-Mobile, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Read the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/profile/safeteensonline/?sh=2a5c500913a5

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