First Name

Isabella

Last Name

P.

Bio

Isabella is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a senior at Miami Country Day School who loves to be involved in her school’s academics, athletics, and arts. As president of her school’s Science National Honor Society, Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta), and National Honor Society, Isabella strives to emphasize the importance of women and minorities in STEM fields. Isabella’s passion for STEM has led her to take AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A, and Multivariable Calculus. She's competed in Math and Science Olympiads, winning third place in the lab portion in a Chemistry Olympiad last year. Her enthusiasm about early STEM education led her to work as a Breakthrough Miami Teaching Fellow, where she designed and taught lesson plans to underprivileged students in Miami 6th grade Math, including topics such as binary and graph theory. Also, during her junior year, she was able to collaborate with the Frost Museum of Science to educate her school’s second-grade class about the importance of Florida ecosystems through pre/post labs and an interactive field trip. She’s also the electrical engineer of her school’s underwater robotics team, where she learned how to build the hardware and software components of a robot. During the summer of her junior year, Isabella was accepted to MIT’s Women’s Technology Program with a concentration in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. There she learned how to code fluently in Python, creating various games with graphics for fun. She also learned much of the math behind computer science, such as boolean logic, Bayesian logic, and multiple proofs and theorems. Now, she is currently teaching younger girls at her school about math and computer science to inspire their passion in STEM. She is also working on her Java and hopes to be fluent by the end of the year. Isabella hopes to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in her future and dreams of engineering nano-robots that eat the plastic out of oceans and fill the atmosphere with oxygen, buildings where man and earth can intertwine and grow together, and robots intelligent enough to teach any student in any country, rich or poor.