Miranda, a high school senior from Wisconsin, discovered her interest in technology in fifth grade, when she joined a robotics team. Miranda has since enjoyed learning to design, build and program robots during her five years of participation in FIRST robotics. In 2016, she was honored to be a Dean’s List finalist at the FIRST World Championship. She has taken many advanced computer, math, and science courses both in and outside of school, and often uses video editing and photoshop software. She also enjoys programming competitions. Miranda is fascinated with discovering the many applications of technology, and hopes to one day utilize computers to solve global issues. She plans on exploring computer science at the University of Chicago.