Amanda is a Junior at La Canada High School. She has been interested in STEM her whole life, and took her first computer science class when she was in 4th grade. She was one of the only girls, but that did not affect her passion for coding. Since then, she has taken advantage of every opportunity to learn more about computer science, from classes in school and online to summer camps at UCLA. She loves computer science, and always goes above and beyond in her classes to improve her skills and knowledge. She is the President of the Girls Who Code club at her school, where she teaches younger girls how to code as well as the importance of engineering and technology during after-school camps. In the future, she plans to major in computer sciences and programming, and eventually have a career in cybersecurity. Outside of computer programming, Amanda is an avid volunteer. She has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten and is currently completing her Gold Award project. Her Gold Award project is updating the Digital Photography computer lab and renovating the darkroom to make it more functional for student photographers. Additionally, she volunteers at the Pasadena Humane Society and works in both the dog and the cat husbandry and socialization programs.