Amanda Southworth

2019 Speaker

AMANDA SOUTHWORTH is a seventeen-year-old iOS developer, designer, and a mental health and human rights activist. She is creator of AnxietyHelper, a mental health guidebook that provides tools, resources, and information on various mental illnesses. She also created Verena, a security system for members of the LGBTQ+ community in abusive situations. In May 2018 she launched Astra Labs, a non-profit software development company, to use technology to help marginalized communities overcome systemic barriers in the US, and currently has over 90,000 users around the world. She worked with Teen Vogue in reporting from Apple’s 2017 WWDC conference. She was named one of Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 for the class of 2017, and Three Dot Dash’s Global Teen Leaders for 2018. In addition to her development, she worked for March For Our Lives to host the National Die In in Los Angeles, with Target, to launch their online youth magazine, Target Tag, and has been featured in publications such as Oprah, USAToday, CNN, and Mashable. @amndasuthwrth

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