Sharon Lin

Sharon Lin is an 18-year-old developer, writer and activist. She currently serves as the New York City Youth Poet Laureate, a coach for Major League Hacking, and an adviser to Facebook inspirED. She is also the executive director of StuyHacks and serves on the Executive Board for ProjectCSGIRLS. In the past, she has interned for the US Department of State, New York University, Facebook, and was named as a CEWeek 10Under20 and Crains 20 Under 20. From her research experience, she was named a Regeneron STS Semifinalist, Siemens Competition Regional Finalist, Google Science Fair Finalist and an MIT THINK Scholar. An avid hackathon hacker and speaker, she has attended events such as the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, the National Center for Women & IT National Summit, the United Nations Unite for Humanity, the Thiel Foundation Summit and the Nexus Global Innovation Summit. Follow her on Twitter: @sharontlin.