Samantha has been involved in Computer Science and related fields for a few years now. Upon taking the AP Computer Science class in high school, Samantha has used that knowledge to further her education. As lead programmer for her schools FIRST robotics team, she sees the impacts of computing and capabilities all the time. As part of her schools Computer Science club, on the executive committee, Samantha helps plan various community events. These events include teaching children how to code, and having a school hackathon. One important event is a girls-coding-with girls event that spans six weeks and aims to teach simple programming skills to elementary age students. On the educational side, Samantha plans to go on to college to study engineering, and hopes to advance women in STEM. She hopes to work with the aerospace field to reach the stars. Samantha hopes to continue her work with younger girls, to try to inspire them to learn more about STEM.