Class of 2018
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Since she was 14, Ana Bolsoni has been a coding superstar and during her time at NYU Tandon, Bolsoni has helped build a welcoming community for students interested in coding.
Alongside Professor Linda Sellie, she created the Women Coding Hour in 2015 to nurture the success of women engineers; she was the chair of HackNYU 2017, an annual marathon competition in which students have 48-hours to develop their ideas, find startup partners, and solve real-world problems; and was president of two student organizations, including the NYU chapter of the ACM-W, the Association for Computing Machinery’s committee for women in computing, and the Patent Pending Club, which brings together engineers, faculty, and businesses to learn about the patent process. She also served as an ambassador on the Poly Project, which gives Tandon students the chance to engage in community service.
“I got involved with on-campus activities since my first semester at NYU, and I can't emphasize enough the benefits of being closely connected with your school community,” Bolsoni shared. “I’ve met plenty of students, staff and professors who has helped me excel both academically and professionally.”
In April 2016, NYU Tandon recognized Bolsoni as Student Leader of the Year, an honor well-deserved for the computer engineering major, as well as the 2016 President's Service Award. She also received three prestigious scholarships to support her academic work, including the Professor Myron M. Rosenthal Scholarship, the Lemelson Scholarship, and the Stanley Nisenson Memorial Scholarship.
Taking her computer engineering and cybersecurity training to the next level, Bolsoni will be working as a technology consultant position at Ernst & Young and has a bright and successful future ahead.