• Social Innovation Fellowship
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Computer Science and Economics

Award Year 


Isha Ponugoti '24 is concentrating in Computer Science and Economics with a certificate in Entrepreneurship. Raised in Carmel, IN, she transferred to Brown from Indiana University last fall. As a social innovation fellow, she hopes to trial her many ideas utilizing computer science and entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. Isha has always cared deeply about expanding access to technology. In high school, she founded her local Girls Who Code chapter and designed free coding camps to empower unresourced middle schoolers with computer science skills. Throughout the pandemic, she constructed websites for nonprofits and artists to amplify their reach. Her work has been recognized by the National Center for Women in Technology and the Sans Institute. On campus, Isha is involved in Hack@Brown, the VR Makers Group, Women in Business, Brown Entrepreneurship Program, and the South Asian Student Association. This summer, she’ll be interning at Enerpoly, a cleantech startup in Stockholm.