While in high school, Deanna received an Aspirations in Computing Honorable Mention award. After graduating valedictorian, she became a Computer Science major with a concentration in Data Science at her university, Tennessee Tech. She is utilizing the opportunities and encouragement that the NCWIT community gives her by holding the position of Chairman for her university's Autonomous Robotics club. In this position, she demonstrates leadership by managing a machine-learning project . She also teaches supplemental material to beginner computer science students outside of this position.
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