First Name

Brittany

Last Name

N.

Bio

Brittany is a student at the Math and Science Academy at Dulles High School. She serves as the president of both Mu Alpha Theta and the Math and Science Academy Student Council where she has organized multiple events and competitions focused on promoting mathematics and science to high school students. She has also been a competitive chess player for seven years, currently holding the title as #1 ranked female USCF chess player her age in the state of Texas and #4 ranked female USCF chess player her age in the nation. She has been invited to represent the United States on the U.S. chess team for the World Youth Chess Championships in Slovenia. She has also placed in the top 5 in her category at the KFC All Girl's National Chess Tournament. One of her goals is to inspire younger players to develop a love for chess since she believes that chess, as one of the most complex and intricate games, molds the mind and develops logical thinking and creative problem solving. She has worked as a chess coach for 3 summer chess camps, and was invited to speak at the Sri Meenakshi Temple because of her national accomplishments and passion. She has also been invited to the MIT Math Prize for Girls competition for two years based on her AMC scores, which were within the top 3% in the nation both years. Brittany has competed in other competitions as well, such as MathCounts, Texas A&M University Contest, Mathematical Minutes Video Contest, Who Wants To Be A Mathematician, and United States of America Mathematical Talent Search. In particular, she has placed top 5 in Number Sense and General Science as well as top 10 in General Math at TMSCA State. She has also placed within the top 5 in her division at the National Log1 Contest. Brittany has just finished her internship at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, where she researched regarding early detection of cancer cells using gold nanoparticles, finding suitable biomarkers for psoriasis and lupus, and a development of a prototype to better administer voriconazole for fungal keratits. She is currently interning at MD Anderson Cancer Center researching on improving upon the technique of radiation therapy to cancer patients. In college, she hopes to pursue a field of science, since all the majors are so intertwined and she would be exposed to a multitude of areas.