Raised by two electrical engineers, Emily has been intrigued by technology since she was young. As soon she could get her hands on a computer, she eagerly began learning HTML and coding her own blogs. As her interest in coding grew, she began taking STEM classes at her high school including Introduction to Engineering Design, Computer Programming, and AP Computer Science A. Outside of the classroom, she participates in TechKNOW, an IT internship course offered at her school that involves closely working with her school's technology department. Through TechKNOW, Emily works with faculty and students to resolve any technological problems and works towards earning industry certifications. After graduating high school, Emily wants to study computer engineering at a four year university and continue to develop her passion.