Joi, Millennium Fellow 2015-2016
flip inc., columbia university
Joi Anderson is a Computer Science Major at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. As only a junior at Columbia, Joi has interned for many nonprofit organizations in New York City to Silicon Valley, such as QuestBridge, Girls Who Code, and NJ SEEDS, where she used her computer science background to help bring the gender and race gap between computer science educations for the nation’s most underserviced youth. After graduating, she hopes to secure a job in software engineering and to start her own nonprofit to continue her passion for mentoring young girls in STEM. Joi is the Mentoring Chair of the First Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP). She helped create and implement Columbia’s first student-run mentoring program for first-generation, low income first year students, which had over 200 participants. Joi also actively helps support other FLIP committees and took on leading roles for FLIP’s Book Drive and Coat Drive this semester.