In The Know by Yahoo Honors: Anna Lytical

Drag queen and engineer at Google

Name: Billy Jacobson (aka Anna Lytical)

Age: 28

Hometown: New York, N.Y.

Anna Lytical is the drag queen persona of Billy Jacobson, a Google software engineer based in New York City. Inspired by the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jacobson began performing as Anna Lytical in the busy New York drag scene. In 2019, Jacobson decided to combine his passions for drag and computer science after seeing his co-workers gain audiences from livestreaming their coding sessions. Anna Lytical provides free, detailed coding lessons through “fun and glamorous” analogies and creative coding projects. Jacobson’s work as Anna Lytical provides much-needed LGBTQ representation in the STEM field; with over 130K followers on TikTok and 7K on YouTube, Anna Lytical is fulfilling the mission to demystify STEM and make STEM education more accessible.

TikTok: @theannalytical

YouTube: Anna Lytical

Instagram: @theannalytical

Twitter: @theannalytical

Twitch: theannalytical

In honor of Pride Month, In The Know by Yahoo is highlighting LGBTQ change makers for their mark on the world in cultural advancement, community leadership and entrepreneurial innovation. See all of the honorees.

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