Elliot Boschwitz, a cognitive science major and computer science minor from San Francisco, is hardly hindered by his learning differences; he sees them, instead, as an opportunity to inspire. He has broken out of the Penn bubble in an effort to impact the greater Philadelphia community on a platform of raising awareness of diversity of thought and learning style. He is the founder of Philadelphia’s chapter of Eye to Eye.
Eye to Eye is a mentoring organization whose goal is to improve the lives of students with ADHD and learning differences (LD) by inspiring hope and teaching self-advocacy skills. Elliot’s inspiration lies in his own experiences with learning differences; he seeks to give back by creating a supportive community for others who struggle with ADHD/LD.
By leveraging his cognitive and computer science skills, he plans to design apps to help people cope with learning differences. In his free time from his work as the founder of Philly’s Eye to Eye, Elliot plays the guitar and jams to 60’s and 70’s rock.
Elliot’s Words for the Class of 2015:
For those of you who have ADHD / LD, know you are not alone. As many as one in five people may also have ADHD / LD. A learning difference is not a setback; rather, it shows your uniqueness as a different thinker. (If mentoring is something you would be interested in doing, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.)