First Name

Jocelyn

Last Name

M.

Bio

Jocelyn is a senior in the Center for Information Technology at Deep Run High School in Glen Allen, Virginia. Her proudest accomplishment is the community initiative she founded and manages, named Got Tec Richmond, which combines her interests of technology and community service. Its mission is to donate and deliver needed technology equipment to under-served schools in the Richmond, Virginia area. Got Tec also organizes and teaches “Learn-to-Code” events using Scratch and Python at Elementary and Middle schools, and organizes technology equipment giveaway contests for teachers in the surrounding area. Got Tec has been able to donate over $35,000 of technology equipment to over 120 separate classrooms in over 80 schools, and has held “Learn-to-Code” Days in dozens of schools. Got Tec has been formally recognized as a Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Winner, CSTA and Code.org Champions of Computer Science Winner, a She++ fellowship Winner, an RVATECH Community Innovation Award Finalist, and by several local and national politicians and state department directors. At her school, she takes courses in AP Computer Science Principles, IT Project Management, Honors Programming, AP Computer Science , Dual Enrollment Web Design and Development, Dual Enrollment Cybersecurity, and Enterprise Architecture. She has also taken Digital Media Art and Design 1, 2, and 3, using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. At Deep Run, Jocelyn is an officer in the Center for Information Technology, a member of the Computer Science Honor Society, and a member of the Girls of CIT. Jocelyn is the Intro to Programming Group Leader in the Deep Run Computer Club. She first gained an interest in computer science and coding when she discovered the Scratch online community in sixth grade. She has been a Welcoming Committee Coordinator, Scratch Design Studio Curator, and Scratch Wiki Editor among other positions. In 2016, she was featured in a coding PSA for Scratch and youth computer science involvement on Cartoon Network. She has also mentored younger students at two Scratch Day events at Howard County Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Jocelyn has taken ID Tech Camps including Intro to Programming, Java, C++, Autodesk Maya, C#, Unity, and Cybersecurity. Jocelyn has also taken camps at Technology Emersion Studios, such as 123D Design 3D Printing, App Development, and Device Maker Camp. In 2014, Jocelyn attended a Javascript Programming course at William & Mary. She has also completed several online courses in languages including, Python, Ruby, PHP, AngularJS, jQuery, Command Line, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Git, and SQL. Another of Jocelyn's passions is community service. She is an officer in Deep Run's Key Club, where she won the Key Club Above and Beyond Award, Outstanding Freshman Award, Outstanding Sophomore Award, Outstanding Officer Award, and the Award for Outstanding Service. She is also involved with From the Heart Stitchers, where she crochets hats and other accessories for cancer patients as well as the Henrico Christmas Mother, which donates food to the Central Virginia Food Bank. Jocelyn is also a member of the Deep Run Chapter of the National Honor Society, BETA Club, and the Deep Run Chapter, Gabriel García Márquez, of the Spanish National Honor Society. Jocelyn hopes to attend a four-year university or college and double major in both Computer Science and Digital Art/ Interactive Media, leading to a career in Human-Interactive Computing, and eventually, her own community service-related tech start-up company.