App allows user to designate people as protectors

Angela Rucci used to call her father every time she traveled in public alone after she moved from Youngstown to Columbus.

Growing up in Youngstown, she felt safe.

But after a man assaulted her at a Columbus grocery store, she needed something to give her and her loved ones peace of mind.

Rucci, a computer science major at Ohio State University, took matters into her own hands and created Tego, which she describes as a personal safety app. She and the co-founder, Mark Thorn, coded the app.

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Story excerpt provided by The Vindicator.

Written by Angela Rucci.

Originally published April 1, 2019.

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