First Name

Yamilett

Last Name

E.

Bio

With aspirations of becoming the first female in her family to go to college, Yamilett hopes to attend Stanford University and work towards a M.S. degree in Computer Science. Initially starting out as a web developer at the age of 11, she has designed websites for both herself and her father's company. Her most recent project included working alongside her engineering-aspirant brother to produce StingRay (formerly Duck-E): an autonomous water bot aimed at reducing pollution in the Great Lakes. His invention earned him the title of Global Finalist for MIT's LaunchX and winner of the Illinois Tech Innovation Challenge. Yamilett is on the Lane Tech varsity robotics team, the Chicago Style BotDogs (formerly known as X-Machina), which has competed in several FIRST World Championships. She is also a teen ambassador for GirlCon, a Chicago-based convention aimed to empower females in STEM fields. Through her experiences, she hopes to close the gender gap in STEM and inspire minorities and first generation Americans, like herself, to pursue careers in technology. In her free time, she likes to workout at her boxing gym and attend local workshops and hackathons-- even winning the category for Best Overall Hack at Northeastern's Local Hack Day!