First Name

Emma

Last Name

K.

Bio

Emma has been in love with working with computers since she was as young as four. At that age, she taught herself how to create powerpoints and small videos. Two years later, she began to create her own websites during her free time. Since then, her knowledge and fondness of computing only grew, to the point that she began to teach herself basic computer programming skills, like Scratch and Kids Ruby at the age of eight. In fifth grade and middle school, Emma self-taught herself different programming languages and video editing skills, while being underestimated for being a young girl. This led to her taking advance coding courses in her freshman year of high school at Gill St. Bernard's School. As a tenth grader, Emma is currently the youngest girl in her AP Computer Science Class in school, where she increases her knowledge of Java. She is a and student facilitator of her school's Girls Who Code Club, participates on a quiz bowl team, and has recently joined a robotics team. Emma also has been playing the clarinet since the fourth grade and is in her school's jazz band. She participates in her community by being on her temple and local library teen boards and is a volunteer at the Runnells Nursing Home in Berkeley Heights. As it is one of her goals to make an application that would help those with brain/movement disorders, Emma has been accepted and will be going to the Harvard Secondary School Summer Program in their advance application development courses, where she will be taking the courses with college students, despite her young age.