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Ariya is a senior at Centennial High School. Throughout her school years, she has had the opportunity to explore many programs and camps that all oriented around computer science. She has participated in FLL (First Lego League) for three years; in the first year her team was able to win the innovation award. She has attended summer camps such as CS Adventures and YWIC (Young women in computing) which allowed her to explore multiple programming languages such as Java, HTML, C++, Python and MIT AppInventor. Along with these camps, Ariya enrolled in AP Computer Science Principles, Dual Credit UNM Computer Science, as well as AP Computer Science A in her high school. She enjoys coding and designing websites using HTML, and finds interest in the idea of coding games using the stories she writes. Ariya plans on majoring in Computer Science as well as minoring in Creative Writing in college. She also takes interest in networking and cybersecurity and would be open to learning more about it.