First Name

Alexa

Last Name

C.

Bio

Alexa's greatest accomplishment was achieving a summer paid internship at her high school. Out of over ten students who applied, only three were accepted. During the internship, she worked alongside Desktop Support Technicians and contributed to a team that reimaged and updated over 1,000 computers to be used by students with special needs. Alexa attributes this success to her preparedness, professionalism, and the experience she gained at her high school. She had volunteered at her high school's IT help desk the previous semester which was arranged by her Cisco teacher. Alexa has studied in the Cisco Networking program at her technical school during the 2017-18 school year to the present. As a result, she is studying to earn her CCENT certification prior to her high school graduation. Alexa is a member of Renaissance, an organization at her school which recognizes students of excellence. She holds a Gold Card designation, one that is only provided to students with high GPAs, excellent attendance, and good school citizenship. She also belongs to TREND, an organization that promotes healthy living, she is a member of FBLA, and she has been nominated and accepted into the National Technical Honor Society. She serves her school as a Student Ambassador. Ambassadors must be extraordinary role models to their classmates and future students. Alexa volunteered at the Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC) in February of 2018. She provided tech support and troubleshooting for presenters at the event. In the future, Alexa hopes to continue her education at a technical college. She wants to earn the CCNA certification and obtain her bachelor's degree in computer networking. Her dream is to use her networking skills in the entertainment or financial industries. Ultimately, Alexa hopes to be successful and encourage other women to be successful in IT fields.