Angelica found a passion for technology after joining a tech and design based high school. She would have never thought she would ever pursue a career in technology, however, when exposed to different software, she couldn't help but have a complete change of heart! Looking back upon Angelica’s accomplishments, the experience that has given her the greatest personal satisfaction was the opportunity to coordinate a hackathon for female students living in the Greater Hartford area. The disconnect between the number of females who attend college and those that pursue a career in a STEM related field is undeniable. To help alleviate this conflict, Angelica and a group of her peers investigated how they could make a change and serve their community. After coordinating with her peers and mentors, along with the support of key partners from Starbase, Jr. Apprentice, Hartford Job Corps, and Travelers Women in Technology, Angelica began to develop a program that allowed young female participants to solve a problem the organizations needed through the use of a mobile app. Students spent the morning brainstorming, coding and developing the interface of the application. This event has always been close to Angelica’s heart as it embodies her passion in serving her community as well as her technical skills. For the past two years, Angelica has been interning at a Fortune 500 company. The Hartford Financial Service Group has been headquartered in her hometown for centuries now, playing an integral role in their community. She is currently one of the youngest employees at the company, working in the Infrastructure department as an End User and Collaboration Services Intern. Her day to day objectives consist of training end users on various internal and external applications, developing communications for executive directors, and working directly with desktop services by analyzing ticket reports to fulfill appropriate communications. Angelica’s current aspirations are to attend a four year university and pursue a double major in Management Information Systems and Digital Media and Design.