Press

Below are media outlets where I’ve been interviewed.

Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas ’17 builds a virtual library Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Sept-Oct 2018 Issue

Kaya Thomas Believes People Of Color Should See Themselves In Books, And She’s Making It Happen Through Coding Bustle, April 10th, 2018

Meet The Developer: A Book Lover With a Cause, iTunes App Store, February 22nd, 2018

How This App Developer Is Reminding Minority Kids That Their Stories Matter Forbes, November 29th, 2017

The Software Developer Bringing Diversity to Your Reading List Motherboard, November 30th, 2017

Q&A: Thomas’s App for Young Readers Poets & Writers, June 14th, 2017

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Live interview on MicheaLA on April 5, 2017

College Student Creates App to Lead Young People To Diverse Books School Library Journal, April 19th, 2017

Kaya Thomas Brings Authors of Color to Young People With Her We Read Too App Teen Vogue, April 12th, 2017

This app helps young people of color find books that represent them HelloGiggles, April 11th, 2017

We Read Too app showcases books by, about minorities Fox 5 News, aired on April 11th, 2017

‘We Read Too’ app connects young readers of color with books they can relate to Mashable, April 10th, 2017

When This Woman Didn’t Feel Represented In The Books She Was Reading, She Started An App To Find Ones That Did A Plus, April 7th, 2017

College Student Creates A Mobile Directory Of 600 Books That Prioritize Diversity The Huffington Post, April 3rd, 2017

This College Senior Launched The ‘We Read Too’ App To Get Diverse Books Into The Hands Of Kids And Teens Bustle, March 30th, 2017

Sexism in Tech is a Feature, Not a Bug The Ringer, March 6th, 2017

Digital apps and subscription boxes put books by black authors in readers’ hands Salon, February 27th, 2017

Bias in Technology Communications of the ACM, January 2017

Why Can’t Silicon Valley Solve Its Diversity Problem? The New Yorker, November 26th, 2016

These Are the Biggest Misconceptions About College WomenGlamour, April 28th, 2016

2016 College Women of the Year: Kaya Thomas Glamour, April 5th, 2016

What it’s Like to Be a Black Woman in Tech: A Q&A with Kaya Thomas DreamHost Blog, August 25th, 2016

STEM Student Spotlight: Kaya Thomas Scientific American, May 13th, 2016

Kaya Thomas ’17 Wins Kudos for Young Reader App Dartmouth Now, April 25th, 2016

Blind Hiring, While Well Meaning, May Create Unintended Consequences NPR Planet Money, April 12th, 2016

We Read Too – Diversifying publishing with Kaya Thomas BookNet Canada, March 22nd, 2016

How Coder Kaya Thomas Wants to Bring #BlackGirlMagic to the Tech World Essence, February 29th, 2016
This 20 Year Old Female App Developer Is Showing The World What A Coder Looks Like PowerToFly, November 16th, 2015

Episode 17 – Kaya Thomas People Of Color In Tech, November 4th, 2015

The Future of Tomorrow Complex, October 26th, 2015

Computer Science in School VS The Real World With Kaya ThomasThe HanselMinutes, August 28th, 2015

Revision Path Episode 88: Kaya Thomas Revision Path, July 20th 2015

Black Girls Code Inspires the Next Generation of Tech Slack Variety Pack, July 16th, 2015

Another Round, Episode 9: You’re Gonna Be A Boss One DayBuzzfeed, May 12th 2015

Wogrammer, Kaya Thomas Medium, April 29th, 2015

Young Developer Kaya Thomas Says Coding is a Business Must The Network Journal, April 15th, 2015

2015 M.A.D. Girl | Kaya Thomas MBIB and Covergirl, April 5th, 2015

Black Girls Rock Highlights: M.A.D. Girls Show Highlight: Kaya ThomasBET, April 5th, 2015

Michelle Obama honors Staten Island techie at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ SI Live, April 1st, 2015

Intel commits $300 million to diversify tech ranks NPR’s Marketplace, January 7th, 2015

Mobile App Showcases Books Written by and Featuring People of Color Atlanta Blackstar Blerds, September 11th, 2014

Looking for Children’s Books With Black Characters? There’s an App for That BET News, September 10th, 2014

Meet Kaya Thomas: Founder of ‘We Read Too’ – An App Showcasing Literature For & By People of Color Innov8tiv, September 4th, 2014

These are any sites that have featured me in an article.

New Black Renaissance | The 5 Afrotech leaders bringing diversity to Silicon Valley Revolt TV, February 11th, 2018

6 Young Black Women Making a Difference in Tech New Relic, February 24th, 2017

Young Entrepreneur Kaya Thomas Created An App To Find Books By Black Authors Afropunk, February 17th, 2017

How To Successfully Break Into The High Tech Industry Blavity, January 25th, 2017

Facebook’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuse: Black Women In Tech Speak Out On Diversity Failure Forbes, July 18th, 2016

Facebook’s latest diversity report draws lots of criticism after showing minimal improvements The Daily Dot, July 15th, 2016

People are slamming Facebook for blaming its diversity problem on a lack of talent Business Insider, July 15th, 2016

Facebook takes heat for diversity ‘pipeline’ remarks USA Today, July 15th, 2016

Millennials, Diversity Big Topics at BookNet Canada’s Annual Tech Forum Publishers Weekly, April 5th, 2016

#CodedWithLove, From Google Black Enterprise, February 18th, 2016

Code Your Heart Out: A Valentine’s Day #CodedWithLove Google for Education Blog, February 10th, 2016

21 Black Girl Bosses Who Slay All Day Buzzfeed, February 12th, 2016

Women of Color Youtubers To Watch Feministing, January 19th, 2016

Reframing the Narrative Around STEM by Providing Role Models and Affirming the Brilliance of Black STEM Scholars The Official Blog of The US Department of Education, September 18th, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: 5 Black Women Engineers We Look Up ToBlavity, August 10th, 2015

26 Apps Created by Black Women You Have to Check Out For Harriet, June 16th, 2015

10 Awesome and Successful Women in the Field of Computer Science You Should Know Atlanta Blackstar Blerds, May 26th, 2015

This is what a female engineer looks like Quartz, May 18th, 2015

Natura’s 2015 Picks: 10 Women of Color Who are Changing the Game Natura Magazine USA, May 12th 2015

5 Black Women in Tech Bring Innovation To the Male-Led IndustryBlack Enterprise, April 29th, 2015

Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful Continues to Imagine Beautiful Futures at the 2015 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards on BET Networks P&G Corporate Newsroom, April 1st, 2015

Michelle Obama speaks alongside M.A.D. Girls at Black Girls Rock!Rolling Out, March 31st, 2015

10 Black Women who are Changing the Face of Tech The Root, March 12th, 2015

The Root’s 2015 Young Futurists The Root, February 9th, 2015

Innov8tiv’s 50 Young Visionary Women Leaders To Watch In 2015 Innov8tiv, December 31st, 2014