Alexis is currently a junior from Connecticut. She first got involved in computer science by taking an introductory robotics course in 8th grade. The following year, she enrolled in the Web Design class at her school, where she created a website advertising the course to her school community and providing resources for current students. As a sophomore, she enrolled in AP Computer Science Principles and created a Siri-like virtual assistance app that can solve basic math problems, tell jokes, and translate phrases, among other features. She is currently learning Java in AP Computer Science A and studied Python through The Coding School this past summer, in addition to exploring several languages independently. Since middle school, she has advocated for and sought to improve mathematical and technical education in and around her community. Outside of computing, she serves on the executive boards of the debate and model congress clubs at her school and competes with her teams in Odyssey of the Mind—a creative problem solving competition—and Junior Engineering and Technical Society. She also enjoys volunteering at her local nature center and food pantry. In college, she hopes to major in computer science or software engineering.