Jessica Van Brummelen

Jessica is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate student at MIT aiming to empower young learners  to solve real world problems with technology. During her mechanical engineering degree at the University of British Columbia, Jessica developed a cyclist collision warning system, researched autonomous vehicle technology in France, and investigated environmental engineering technology in Sweden. She also taught visual programming skills to middle school students, developed micro-drone workshops for undergraduates, and tutored students in computer science as a teaching assistant. At MIT App Inventor, she is developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) tools to allow anyone to create their own interconnected, intelligent systems. She believes that given the right tools, knowledge, and skills, anyone can create significant positive change in their community