Ria Doshi is a high school sophomore in California who is passionate about computer science. Ever since she attended a coding class at a library years ago, she became fascinated with the multi-faceted world of programming. Motivated by how she could use technology to help better the lives of other people, Ria taught herself Java, C, Python, Swift, and HTML/CSS. Recently, she was inspired by her school’s special education community to code an Android and iOS app to help individuals with autism overcome the challenges they face using speech recognition and natural language processing. The app, Alleviate, became a Global Finalist in the 2018 Technovation Challenge out of 20,000 applicants and represented the United States at the World Pitch Summit. Alleviate garnered recognition from established Congress members, such as Mike Gatto and Evan Low and received a Certificate of Recognition from California Representative Ro Khanna. The app has been featured in new outlets like the San Jose Mercury News and theCUBE. Interested in how artificial intelligence would impact the world, Ria attended the Stanford AI4ALL program in her freshman year of high school, where she coded a machine learning algorithm that classifies cancerous genes with 96% accuracy. She is currently working on other artificial intelligence projects that would help her community. In the future, Ria hopes to work at companies like Apple or Google before creating her own technology startup that changes the world and impacts millions.