Katherine Larina first became exposed to computer science in the summer before 9th grade. She then proceeded to take computer science classes to increase experience in the various branches. She participated in the CyberPatriot competition and is currently doing a Robotics competition. Outside of the STEM activities, she has also got a finalist ribbon in the rodeo livestock show and participated in the celebrating art contest. Katherine Larina is planning to major in either computer science or physics. She plans to explore complex systems and problem-solving those systems.