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.