Debugged S2E3: Meet Alefiya Master, An Entrepreneur Changing EdTech For Good

Hey everyone!  Who’s excited for our third episode of Debugged!?  We sure are!  Head on over to listen to it now on all streaming platforms!

Welcome back to the alumni-led Congressional App Challenge Debugged Podcast!  If you’re new to Debugged, here’s a bit about the podcast. 

Launched last year by the Congressional App Challenge Alumni Advisory Board, the Debugged Podcast connects the country’s youth with tech by *debugging* the intricate world of Computer Science. By highlighting trends, simplifying complex concepts, and speaking with high profile guests, Debugged allows its listeners to delve into tech in an analytical yet relatable way. Debugged is a unique podcast experience that seeks to redefine STEM education, highlight diverse voices, and further the narrative around a myriad of Computer Science topics. Some past guests include Ruthe Farmer, Yannic Kilcher, and Trisha Prabhu.  

In this episode of Debugged, Medha Gupta chats with Alefiya Master, founder & CEO of award-winning app development program, MAD-learn.  Master shares her incredible journey from being an educator with a vision to an entrepreneur with a mission to enable students to have passion driven career choices.  MAD-learn emphasizes the importance of design thinking and has now impacted over 30,000 students in 30 states and 5 countries.  The pair also discuss the process of creating an ed-tech startup and the importance of building a strong team to make an idea turn into a reality.  Tune into learn how Master is transforming edtech for good and inspiring many as a millennial, woman, minority, and educator turned entrepreneur!

Alefiya Master is the Founder & CEO of award-winning app development program, MAD-learn. She believes that enabling students to have passion-driven career choices should be a key focus for schools. It’s not often that you find a millennial, woman, minority, educator turned entrepreneur who has founded and grown 2 EdTech companies that now impact over 30,000 students in 30 states and 5 countries. She knows the critical role of education in workforce development, the need to have ALL kids learn to think & create for themselves, and be exposed to technology creation, not just consumption.

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