Kaya Thomas


Kaya Thomas is a rising junior at Dartmouth College where she is majoring in Computer Science. Her interest in technology began during the winter of 2014, and she began working at Tiltfactor, a game design lab for social change. Kaya then interned with Time, Inc. during the summer of 2014 where she developed an iOS application with Entertainment Weekly. In August 2014, she launched her own iOS application called We Read Too. We Read Too is a book resource application that showcases a directory of over 350 children's and young adult books written by authors of color. Kaya is also technical mentor for Black Girls Code, a tutor and a Teaching Assistant for the Dartmouth Computer Science Department. For her work in education and technology, Kaya was recently honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2015 Black Girls Rock Awards.