First Name

Emma

Last Name

K.

Bio

Emma has been passionate about programming ever since she was six years old and created her first webpage with HTML. She currently knows over a dozen languages including C++, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java, Python, C#, Scratch, Linux, Swift, Objective-C, BASIC, Ruby, COBOL , and MIT App Inventor . Since she was 13, Emma has been working on creating Programming Pals, an online resource to introduce basic programming skills to people with disabilities. Because of this she has been recognized as a 2018 She++ Fellow. Most recently, Emma was selected as the youngest and only high schooler to be on the CSForALL Accessibility Pledge Advisory Board which helps computer science education organizations commit to being accessible for those with disabilities. Emma is also currently studying to receive her computer technician license and has been fixing computers for local residents for the past few years. When she is not coding, Emma is a project coordinator at a local senior home in her area, clarinet soloist in her school's jazz band, and the varsity captain of her school's quiz bowl team. Her goal is to become an artificial intelligence researcher for a company like Google in the future.