Mala is a sophomore in West High School. Her interest in computer science originated from her interest in logic, problem solving, and math, as these are closely related to the skills applied in computer science. She has placed 5th at Mathcounts State, and 3rd nationally in the Math Kangaroo. She has also represented Utah ARML in Las Vegas, and is an AIME qualifier. She is a member of Mission Math Utah, a nonprofit organization that spreads awareness of competition math among elementary and middle school students. She would like to work in an area combining her interests in the medical field and computer science.