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About

I learned to program in Java when I was ten and was fascinated by its puzzle-like logic. Writing my own implementations of bubble sort or binary search and testing different methods to increase their efficiency was extremely rewarding and engaging, so I delved deeper with high-level computer science and mathematics classes in school and MOOCs on Artificial Intelligence and Data Structures from Stanford and the University of Illinois. 

 

However, it is building projects and seeing the real-world applicability of the subject that truly drives me to the field of CS. I am passionate about using technology in the realm of sustainability and conservation.  As I look to the future I would like to work at the intersection of AI, environmental science, and ethics. I hope to make meaningful change through building systems that are safe, sustainable, and ethical.

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Education

John Handley High School (2019 - 2023)

I am a senior at John Handley High School, Winchester, VA 22601

Laurel Ridge (formerly Lord Fairfax) Community College (2021 - 2022)

Took Data Structures in C++

Courses Online 2016 - 2022

Machine Learning (Stanford), Python for Everybody (U Michigan), Object Data Structures (UIUC), Unordered Data Structures (UIUC), Ordered Data Structures (UIUC)

MIT Beaver(2022)

Remote Sensing for Disaster Response (Machine Learning), Python, Git & Github

I plan to attend a university in Fall 2023 as a freshman and am hoping to major in Computer Science and double major or minor in Philosophy/Environmental Science.

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalist

  • Berryville Institute of Machine Learning High School Scholar 2021 and 2022

  • Awarded the Conrad Innovator status in Conrad Innovation Challenge 2022

  • Awarded the Honorable Mention(top 10%) status in Toshiba Exploravision Challenge 2022

  • 2022 High School Science Fair Winner, advancing to regionals

  • Reached top 16 in the International Public Policy Forum debate out of hundreds of teams

  • 3rd place in James Madison University Regional Science Fair in the Engineering section 2022

  • IEEE Central Virginia Technology Innovation Award

  • 7th in Virginia High School League State Debate Competition (Lincoln Douglas style)

  • Four-time school Spelling Bee champion, two-time region champion, went to Nationals twice

  • Accepted to Wharton Leadership in the Business World and Data Science Academy Programs

  • Accepted into Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Beaver Works Summer Institute

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