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Soma Sai Kumar Badri

Soma is a software engineer with the Office of Innovation’s Business First Stop initiative team - he is working on improving the experience of starting, operating, and growing a business in New Jersey.

Soma previously worked with the office as a software engineering fellow through Coding it Forward’s Civic Innovation Corps Fellowship program in the summer of 2022. Prior to joining the Office of Innovation, Soma was a lead web developer at the Tech4Good Research Lab at UCSC, which researches social computing while exploring the intersection of computational systems and social interaction. He also served as the ITS assistive technology lead through the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program at UCSC where he pioneered the Accessibility Champions program.

Soma graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz. He is pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science from Northeastern University and will graduate in December of 2023. Outside of work, he loves spending time in nature, cooking, and caring for his numerous houseplants.

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