An Indian American teenager worried about walking alone, so she created an app to make it safer
Medha Gupta, a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, was the winner for Virginia’s 10th District in the Congressional App Challenge. She created an app that alerts selected people if the user fails to arrive at a destination in time.
Medha Gupta sometimes felt uneasy making the 20-minute walk from the corner where the school bus dropped her off to her home in Herndon, Virginia, – especially during the colder months when it would get dark early.
Her mother had a suggestion: Write an app.
Divya Gupta was half-kidding, but Medha, a sophomore at Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, took the challenge seriously.