Julia Nguyen

I am a computer science and co-op student from the University of Waterloo. I have huge passion for web and mobile development. I have worked for companies and organizations of all sizes in consulting, open-source, and e-commerce.

Born and raised in Toronto as a first generation Vietnamese-Canadian, I have been incredibly blessed to nurture my creativity through piano, painting, writing, and programming. As a developer, I enjoy finding ways to make user experiences more engaging and memorable. I am fascinated by the sociological impact of technology – how it shapes and redefines culture and identity.

I write and speak about empathy, diversity, and mental health in STEM education and in the tech pipeline. I have written for ground-breaking, independent cultural publications like Model View Culture and Shameless Magazine. I am a speaker for Prompt, a community of people who speak about mental health in the tech industry.