First Name

Hannah

Last Name

Z.

Bio

Hannah is a sophomore at Palo Alto High School who is passionate about getting more girls into STEM. From a young age, she's been in many activities related to STEM and has noticed the disparity of females in the field. Today, she is a member of her school's FRC Robotics Team, Science Olympiad Team, Zero Robotics Team, and vice-president of her school's USACO Club. Though she loves being a member in all of these teams, she would love to see more girls who share her passion. For this reason, she created her own organization GIFT (Girls in Future Technology) that hosts hackathon and club meetings for middle and high school girls in her community. Last summer, she attended Stanford's AI4ALL where she was able to work on developing machine learning algorithms that could classify cancerous genes based on their gene expression profiles. She also is the captain of her school's first all-girls TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science) team. Moving forward, she's excited to meet more amazing girls who are also interested in CS and continue developing her knowledge about AI!