First Name

Angelica

Last Name

O.

Bio

Angelica found a passion for technology after joining a tech based school. She would have never thought she would ever pursue a career in technology, but when she was exposed to different software, she couldn't help but have a complete change of heart! Her first hands-on experience with technology was during a hackathon where she was a mentor. Middle school girls solved a problem an organization needed to solve through the use of a mobile app. She taught the girls how to code and at the end helped them present their app to their peers and the organization they worked for. After this, Angelica knew she wanted to do something in technology but wasn't sure of what it was. After taking a digital media class, Angelica learned that she enjoys editing videos with Final Cut Pro and wants to pursue a career in marketing where she can continue making animations, videos, and digital art. In fact, during the summer of 2016, she was able to obtain an internship for the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program. She found that she enjoyed telling a story through visuals instead of on paper. Using Software within the Adobe suite like Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as with the use of Final Cut Pro, she was able to create a promotional video for the company. She is now a sophomore in high school, who will be interning at The Hartford Insurance Company throughout the summer of 2017 which will expand her technical skills and follow her passion. Angelica is top of her class right now and is hoping to stay there to become her class' valedictorian. She has her eyes on UCONN for college but is open to other universities that may be more beneficial for the type of career she wants to pursue.