Alexandra Gentry

Student, Bedford Girls School

Alex, an Upper Sixth student at Bedford Girls’ School, is passionate about leading the way for young women in technology.

She has led community initiatives to encourage girls to consider a career in technology, including organising and hosting regional debates on the bias and ethics of Artificial Intelligence, orchestrating talks by award winning scientists on their journeys into STEM, and developing a technology curriculum alongside national charities to be rolled out in schools across the UK. Alongside this, she uses her platforms as an Arkwright Engineering Scholar, Deputy Head Girl, and Captain of Boats to act as a role model for other girls, regularly publishing her own technology achievements in ‘The Edit’, her school newspaper, to showcase the possibilities a passion for technology can create.

Be it through developing air pollution monitors to create health awareness on a Raspberry Pi, reducing inequalities in sport through artificial intelligence technologies, or using python to create a browser cookie detection extension, she consistently strives to use technology for good, and encourage as many other young women as possible to join her on her journey to create a brighter future through STEM.