#CodingIcon: Tracy Chou - Programmer and Diversity Advocate
#CodingIcon is a mini-series from Jewelbots highlighting the amazing women building the things we use everyday.
Tracy Chou is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and diversity advocate. From 2011 to 2016, Tracy was one of the first 15 employees at Pinterest, working as an engineer and tech lead. She has played a critical role in engineering the company’s website and launching its mobile site.
Now Tracy is most well-known for her work pushing for diversity in tech. She is a leading voice for women in the industry, using data to call attention to the poor diversity and representation, allowing her to build a strong case for change.
She graduated from Stanford with an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, where she was a Terman Scholar and Mayfield Fellow and elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.