David Minh-Duy Cao is a first-year PhD student in Computer Science. His research work aims to engage the intersection between computing and social justice, designing computing and programming tools to reify just futures and empower minoritized communities towards self-determination. Prior to beginning his PhD, he received majors in Computer Science (B.S.) and Ethnic Studies (B.A.) from UC San Diego. His current computing interests draw from his prior research work, which focused on using program synthesis and programming languages research to improve programming accessibility. He has also engaged in social justice practice through his prior work at SPACES, a student-run, student-led resource center at UCSD. In his free time, he enjoys dancing, practicing wushu, and practicing his photography and videography skills!