About

Abigayle

Abigayle Peterson is a sophomore at Western Washington University studying Computer Science in the Honors College and the National Science Foundation funded Computer Science/Math Scholars program. She is a passionate computer programmer who desires to build socially impactful products. In high school, she programmed and founded an award-winning, free wellness app called Magnify Wellness which is titled "Top 6 Global Health Innovations" through the Bay Area Global Health Innovation competition. Magnify Wellness is now a nonprofit with 70+ global chapters, community Slack group, events, resource database, and mentorship program. Abigail’s ongoing leadership with Magnify Wellness led to recognition from Lady Gaga’s Channel Kindness website, Voyage Magazine, TechTogether, multiple podcasts, and a star role in the See Yourself In Me documentary. Outside of Magnify Wellness, she serves as the Association of Computing Machinery Vice President at her school, published AI research papers for increasing computer science education, and has taught dozens of youth coding fundamentals through her founding of the CodeHers nonprofit, teaching at Hawai’i’s first Girls Who Code chapter, and peer mentoring at West Sound CoderDojo. Last summer, she interned at Bank of America in the Big Data team, coding business solutions. She will return in Summer 2022 as a Mobile App Engineer in the Consumer Wealth and Small Business Management team. Currently, Abigayle creates app development training courses at her college’s Student Technology Center and speaks at coding competitions around the world.

Three words to describe me...

Kind
Curious
Passionate

I prefer to teach in a

visual

or

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hands-on

,

, or

, or

style.

How I spend my free time

writing
video games
music
community service