Alexis is currently a senior from Connecticut. She first got involved in computer science by taking an introductory robotics course in 8th grade. Since then, she’s taken Web Design, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A, in addition to dabbling in data structures and algorithms through an online course. In her sophomore year, she built a Siri-like virtual assistance app that can solve basic math problems, tell jokes, and translate phrases, among other features. She is currently interning at a blockchain startup, where she is responsible for educating the public on cryptocurrency, identifying possible investors, and testing their technologies. Since middle school, she has advocated for and sought to improve mathematical and technical education in and around her community by creating summer math packets to reduce summer slide and co-running a summer math and technology class series for low-income students. She has competed in Odyssey of the Mind since middle school and is the captain of her school’s Junior Engineering & Technical Society team, which competes in the national Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science competition. Outside of technology, she serves on the executive boards of the debate and model congress clubs at her school and she enjoys volunteering at her local nature center and food pantry. In college, she hopes to major in computer science with a minor in linguistics.