Mala is a freshman 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 placed in the distinguished honor roll on the AMC8. She is a member of Mission Math Utah a nonprofit organization that spreads awareness of competition math among elementary and middle school students. She will be attending college and would like to eventually work in Computing jobs in the Medical Field so both of her interests are ultimately pursued.