Rhianon Anderson works in program operations for Girls Who Code, an American nonprofit whose mission is to close the gender gap in the technology sector. Prior to her work with Girls Who Code, she served as the first executive director of the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide congressional initiative. As director of the CAC, she worked with Members of Congress to host coding competitions across the country, encouraging students – frequently from backgrounds which are historically underrepresented in the sector – to pursue computer science skills. She is a fellow in the Internet Law and Policy Foundry and regularly volunteers with Run For Something, a nonprofit that supports political engagement in local elections. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specialized in technology policy and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of California, San Diego.