Best of the Bronx: Mariella Paulino hopes to make software that will help deaf people

Mariella Paulino, 25, just ended a yearlong fellowship

Mariella Paulino, 25, just ended a yearlong fellowship with nonprofit Code For Progress. (August 19, 2014 5:38 PM)

A young Bronx woman who lost her hearing after a case of meningitis is hoping to help other people facing similar challenges.

Mariella Paulino just ended a yearlong fellowship with nonprofit Code For Progress, which helps young people create technological innovations. The 25-year-old was one of only 12 chosen out of 424 applicants.

Paulino, who lost her hearing at age 7, took...

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