Aurora Cosio is a high school student at Carrollton School of the Sacred heart in Coconut Grove, “Rory" as she is known is a co-founder of Codella, the first immersive coding and technology entrepreneurship camp for young Latina girls in the US ages 9-13 from families below the poverty level. Rory has helped spearhead the growth of CODeLLA into a year-round coding academy that teaches STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts,and ,math) as well as computer literacy and tech entrepreneurship. She is taking computer science courses during high school and plans to continue these courses throughout college and take her place in the tech job market after finishing college. Rory was a 2015 ABC Summer of Creativity Grant winner.
Rory is also a member of the National Junior Honor Society and an active participant in Carrollton’s annual Medical Student’s in Action (“MSA”) mission to the Dominican Republic. For the last two years Rory has served as a Spanish translator for MSA and has spearheaded a campaign to build houses for MSA's neediest patients. An avid soccer player she was recently awarded her school’s junior varsity soccer team’s MVP (most valuable player) award. Some of her academic interests include computer programming and coding. Aside from school and sports she is a dedicated photographer and her work was recently showcased at the Museum of Coral Gables’ Capture the Gables exhibit.