Kasandra is a 16 year old student at Carson High School who has been involved in technology since seventh grade — the first time she was truly introduced to learning about computers. Now a high schooler, she is currently in her third year of web design, is taking AP Computer Science, is a part of National Honor Technical Society, but is most proud of holding the position of vice president for her school’s SkillsUSA organization. She competed for SkillsUSA at state level in April 2019 for the promotional bulletin board category and won first place; this experience connected her with more people who share her passion for technology and exposed her to many new skills. She has also gained basic cyber security experience by competing in Girls Go CyberStart twice. With aspirations to become an elementary teacher who gives the younger generations a drive for technology, she plans on going to the University of Nevada Reno. There she will major in elementary education and have a minor in a technology related subject in order to obtain her goals.