First Name

Audrey

Last Name

T.

Bio

Audrey is a senior at Nikola Tesla STEM High School located in Redmond, WA and has spent high school immersing herself in technology education and outreach. In 10th grade, she was asked to help in a pilot program called STEM Reach created by a few teachers at her school. With the team, Audrey traveled to Darrington, Washington, and taught intros to Scratch, HTML, Python, and 3-D modelling on TinkerCAD. In the summer of her junior year, Audrey interned as a software engineer intern for Microsoft MakeCode. Audrey spent her time developing code for new projects in JavaScript to incorporate Microsoft's software with partnering hardware. Her educational projects that use hardware such as Circuit Playground Express through Adafruit, Microbit through BBC, and the Chibi Chip through Chibitronics have been uploaded to MakeCode's open source repository and website for students to begin coding with. During her internship, she also led workshops ranging from 20 - 120 middle and high school students, teaching an introduction to programming in JS, and designed and taught curriculum for an introduction to circuits workshop. Through Microsoft’s annual Hackathon, Audrey and her team created a drag and drop HTML page called SHE# to introduce girls to coding, winning 2nd overall in their category. In the future, Audrey plans to major in bioengineering, working with the cardiovascular system, and wants to use her knowledge in computer science to aid her in her job, and hopes to continue her work in technology education in her local community.