Em Barnard-Shao is a full-stack engineer based in San Francisco. She is an engineer on the GetCalFresh team at Code for America. Previously, Em built research software for English-as-a-Second-Language educational resources, data-visualization tools & React/Redux platforms at Red Ventures, and Django applications with UN-Women & RLabs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Em is a Taiwanese-American, queer womxn with a multicultural, bilingual background. She is passionate about high-impact projects at the intersection of technology, social good and sustainability. When not behind a screen, you can find Em outdoors, getting blisters & teva tan-lines, on her quest to find the best bowl of soup-y noodles.