Kicking Off Season Two of Debugged with Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton

Season Two of the alumni-led Congressional App Challenge Debugged Podcast starts today! The first episode of this season’s Debugged Podcast featuring Representative Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) who also serves as a co-chair of the Congressional App Challenge.

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 first episode of Debugged, Medha Gupta chats with Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, state Senator, attorney, and representative of the people of Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley for over two decades – AND drumroll please – co-chair of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge!  Rep. Wexton discusses her journey in politics and how her work has improved the lives of Virginia’s children and families. The pair also discuss the meaning of digital citizenship in regards to technology and government and how Rep. Wexton, as founder of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship, has taken steps toward equipping Americans with tools and resources to use technology responsibly. Tune in to learn about Rep. Wexton’s meaningful work and insight as co-chair of this year’s Congressional App Challenge!  

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has been serving the people of Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for over two decades as a prosecutor, attorney, advocate for abused children, and state Senator. During her five years in the General Assembly, she passed more than 40 bipartisan bills, all while serving in the minority. Now in Congress, Congresswoman Wexton has found success in working across the aisle to deliver results to better the lives of Virginia’s children and families. Congresswoman Wexton serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, a member of the House Budget Committee, the founder of the Congressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship and the bipartisan Congressional Agritourism Caucus, and a member of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. A native of the Washington area, Wexton graduated with honors from the University of Maryland in College Park, and earned her law degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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