First Name

Olivia

Last Name

S.

Bio

Olivia is a sophomore at Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg, NY, where she has been a software development lead and drive team technician for FIRST Robotics Competition Team 6911 (SO BOTZ) and a member of the Computer Science Club for the past two years. She began programming at age 9 and was a member of FIRST LEGO League teams at both Cottage Lane Elementary School and South Orangetown Middle School. Since first learning to code, Olivia has focused on pushing herself and seeking new opportunities to learn. She is a founding member of Nano Hacker Academy, a NYC-based, bootcamp-style program, where she learned to write HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and Rails. Olivia has a mobile app in the App Store and on Google Play, and has earned awards for other projects at Major League Hacking hackathons. Since January 2016, she has taught programming basics to younger students as a volunteer at the Palisades Free Library. Olivia plans to attend college and pursue a career in computer science.