First Name

Katie

Last Name

M.

Bio

Katie is a senior at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California. She began programming in freshman year after joining her school's FRC robotics team. Since then, the community of her all-girls team has developed her skills and leadership to become a passionate engineer. In her team, she has served as Scouting & Strategy Lead and Research & Development Lead and competed at World Championships two times. To sharpen her skills, she took Stanford's introductory courses to learn Java and C++. Katie also self-taught herself Python, HTML, Swift, and Prolog. She has also worked on app development. In sophomore year, she worked with a team to create Bene, an app for teen mental health, that was a global semi-finalist in the Technovation competition. To spread her love of computer science, Katie founded Code Circle, an international youth-driven non-profit working to teach middle schoolers the design, logic, and engineering behind computer science. Katie is also a Co-Founder of Wearibly, a startup launched at MIT that produces medical wristbands to provide instantly accessible information for children with severe medical conditions. Wearibly will be conducting a beta test with Stanford's Allergy & Asthma Research Center soon. Finally, Katie is one of nine high schoolers nationally on Facebook & Yale's inspirED Youth Advisory Board, which promotes mental health in schools across the country. Currently she is working with Buzzfeed to create wellbeing videos and Boys and Girls Club of America to create leadership teams in 50 clubs.