XR in Education
Gemma Busoni • TEDxSFState
Gemma Busoni isn’t defying expectations; she’s crushing them. After finishing high school in three years, she is currently the co-founder and full-time head of operations for DiscoVR Labs, a creator of virtual reality (VR) learning experiences for K-12, colleges, and professional training schools. DiscoVR Labs was named one of the top 10 Virtual Reality companies by LAUNCH and has been featured in TechCrunch. As a female, Gemma stands out in the male-dominated world of software development, but she is further distinguished as an El Salvador-born Latina from downtown Los Angeles, where opportunities to be exposed to critical technological skills are almost nil. So, as a high school sophomore, she founded a nonprofit to get more coding training into underserved neighborhoods which has since merged with a national nonprofit, Hack Club.