First Name

Youqi

Last Name

H.

Bio

Youqi started coding the summer before sophomore year and has been learning Python and Java through a mix of self-studying and classes at her high school. She was able to learn a lot since then and is now exploring deep learning networks and computer vision applications through the guidance of a mentor. This summer, Youqi was able to engage in a group research project on algorithmic discrimination in resume screening through the Summer Research Academies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which sparked her interest in the intersection of equity and computing. She now leverages her experience to teach elementary and middle school students Python as part of the organization YAPA Kids in the hopes of encouraging younger students to explore programming and increasing its accessibility. When she attends college, Youqi would like to study both computer science and statistics to continue exploring neural networks and AI.