When Srishti Pithadia, now a junior at Trumbull High School, took her first computer science class, she was in for a surprise. Even at the high school level, computer coding is very much a boys club.
“I was immediately struck by the fact that there were only three girls – myself included – in my class,” Srishti said. “I, along with the other girls in class, found programming to be completely and utterly captivating. It made me wonder why not many other girls felt the same way.”