A 10th grader, 14-year old Emma is the Founder of Timeless, a mobile app that helps Alzheimer’s patients stay engaged and connected to loved ones. In September 2017, Timeless was selected as the winner of the MIT Solve Brain Health Challenge and designated as one of the 38 Solvers out of nearly 1,000 solutions from 103 countries. Most recently, Emma was named the Grand Prize Winner of the Women Startup Challenge hosted by Women Who Tech and Google.
Emma is passionate about Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Science, Computer Science, and Technology Innovation. In 2015, Emma won first place in the US and second place globally in Technovation Challenge, a global technology entrepreneurship competition for girls, out of 400 teams from more than 60 countries. Emma believes that technology can be used to help solve problems and make the world a better place. She is a strong advocate for STEM and would like to encourage all girls to explore their interests in science and technology. In 2016, Emma was named one of New York’s 10 Under 20 Young Innovators to Watch and Crain’s New York’s 20 Under 20 2016. In 2017, Emma was selected as one of the 100 Faces of Impact globally.
Emma excels academically and is a Davidson Young Scholar, a member of Johns Hopkins University Julian C. Stanley Study of Exceptional Talent (SET), and Wolfram Research’s youngest and first ever middle school mentee of the Wolfram Mentorship Program. In 2016, Emma was the youngest participant of the White House’s Opportunity Project, representing Wolfram Research in bringing the power of the Wolfram Language to solve problems using Open Data.
A frequent speaker at national and international forums, Emma recently spoke at the Asian American Community Development Conference – The Power of Possibility, TEDxFoggyBottom 2017– Changing the world with code, Talks at Google - The Power of Social Entrepreneurship, Misk Talk, and Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.
Emma is an introvert and enjoys being one. Emma is contributing writer for Quiet Revolution’s Quiet Diaries, a space for young voices to post their perspectives on life.
Fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and learning Latin and French, Emma’s goal is to speak as many languages as possible. In her free time, Emma enjoys coding, reading, biking, and going to movies with Dad.