CodeHERS - Inspiring the next generation of women in Engineering
After noticing the severe lack of girls in her AP Computer Science and advanced math classes, our founder Hanna Mofid decided to start CodeHERS, a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring girls to pursue careers in science, technology, and engineering, in order to help close the gender gap in STEM fields. CodeHERS provides girls in the Orange County area with a community to explore the tech space, offering a monthly STEM Career Exploration speakers series, engineering mentorship program, and engineering workshops. Together, we can catalyze change in STEM, one girl at a time.
About our Founder
Hanna Mofid founded CodeHERS in early 2019 while she was a student at Corona Del Mar High School. She has now graduated and will be attending UC Irvine starting Fall 2021, double majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Hanna has been an avid programmer since she was ten years old. She holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo and is nationally ranked in form (poomse). Throughout high school, Hanna participated in Youth and Government where she had the honor of being chosen as a Committee Chair two years in a row. Hanna was also an active member of National Honor Society and the Corona Del Mar High School Principal's Council. Additionally, Hanna has taken AP Computer Science Principles as well as AP Computer Science A and AP Calculus BC in addition to a large number of other AP classes. Her preferred coding languages are Java and C++, and in her free time, she loves building Android Apps and websites (like this one!!) -- and, of course, working on planning new events for her nonprofit organization CodeHERS. Over the summer of 2020, Hanna took the course CS106B: Programming Abstractions at Stanford University and received an A. In addition, she has been awarded the Chevron Society of Women Engineers Scholarship and the Society of Women Engineers STEM in Action Award 2020 and has been named a Kode With Klossy Scholar! She was also recently awarded the 2021 Newport-Mesa Unified School District Superintendent's Citizenship Award for her work with CodeHERS and its role in increasing AP Computer Science enrollment at CDMHS. Hanna is a 2021 CDMHS Valedictorian as well!
In the future, she hopes to get her Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and plans to inspire and empower as many other girls as she can along the way. Please feel free to reach out if you're interested in getting involved!
About our Mentors and Volunteers
We are very lucky to have a number of mentors and volutuneers in the Orange Country area from UC Irvine, Stanford, and Microsoft. If your interested in volunteering or being a codeHERS mentor please reach out to Hanna Mofid via email and/or drop a message on our website!