First Name

Anya

Last Name

R.

Bio

Anya is a diligent and high-achieving senior at Klein Cain High School in Houston, Texas. Her interest in computer science sparked upon entering high school. She discovered her love for coding and technology through her computer science classes and clubs. Anya helped start a Coding Club, Hack Club, and National Computer Science Honor Society at her high school to encourage other students to further their interest in computer science and programming in general. Anya notices that as our world is becoming more advanced, it’s important for younger generations to have a foundation of programming; therefore, she volunteers at a local elementary school to educate children through basic programs like Scratch and Jeroo. She is particularly proud of her most recent website she made for an oil-technology company. Using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, she created an office-room locator that allows visitors to search for an employee's name, whom the location of their office will become highlighted. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Sponsorships and contacts companies (including Microsoft, Major League Hacking, and Google) to encourage them to sponsor the only high-school hackathon in Houston--KleinHacks. Another passion of Anya’s is health science and medicine. As her school’s HOSA: Future Health Professionals President for the second year in a row, Anya assists members in learning about current health topics, engaging in community service, and exploring careers in medicine. She is a two-time International Top 6 Finalist in a HOSA medical writing event. As a member of her school’s competitive writing team, she is a two-time regional finalist for Scholastic Writing. In her spare time, Anya enjoys playing piano for the elderly at nursing homes and playing basketball for her school. In fact, she is currently working on a website for her school’s Girls’ Basketball team. She plans on pursuing her STEM interests in college as a Computer Science major with an emphasis in Biomedical Computation.