First Name

Kasandra

Last Name

M.

Bio

Kasandra is a 16 year old student at Carson High School. She is currently in 10th grade, but has been interested in pursuing a technology career path since 7th grade. At the end of 7th grade, she was approached by her computer teacher to become a guinea pig for a class he planned on creating the next year. With no need to convince her, she happily accepted. In 8th grade she was a part of CMNewz, where in a group, she helped create a website for Carson Middle School, produce and edit interviews with her team, make entertaining videos, and put out daily announcements in the form of videos . Through this, she became even more interested in technology, and decided that she would be in web design her freshmen year. As 9th grade progressed, she learned the basics of Photoshop, coding, and the dos and don'ts of creating a website. Around February 2018, she and two other girls, teamed up to compete in Girls Go CyberStart, a competition to learn more about cyber security. Around April of 2018, she entered the Muscle Powered: Citizens for a Walkable and Bikeable Carson City "No Zombie Texting" competition to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving in a 30 second video. On May 16 at the Brewery Arts Center, Team Petrova, which included her cousin as an actor and her as the editor/director, won first place. The public service announcement was spread on television, on social media, and details about it and the team appeared in the newspaper. She is currently in her second year of web design and has joined SkillsUSA. She plans to grow her love of technology by continuing web design for the rest of her high school career. Next year, she wants to enroll in IT essentials so that she can expand her knowledge on technology and pave the path to a future career in technology. She plans to go to college, but she is not quite sure which college would best suit her goals.