From Loudoun County, Virginia, Alexis Chaet is a graduating fourth year at UVA majoring in Human Biology. She has conducted extensive work within the Latino migrant farmworker communities in Nelson and Albemarle county and is interested in the intersection of culture, technology, and health. She plans to spent next year in Latin America before beginning medical school in the fall of 2017. She participated in last year’s Tom Tom Festival’s Creative Collisions and is thrilled for this year’s creativity challenge!
Alexis and Bijan Morshedi were selected as winners of the Voto Latino Innovators Challenge, nation-wide tech competition is open to millennials ages 18-35 with projects addressing a need within the Latino community. The team is one of seven winners across the US who will share $500,000 in funds supported by the MacArthur Foundation. Their project involves installation of a tablet-based video-library and clinic connectivity device in migrant camps to bridge barriers of communication with local clinics and to empower farmworkers through health knowledge.