First Name

Mireille

Last Name

B.

Bio

Mimi is a 10th grader at Peter Gruber International Academy, an IB school on the island of St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands. She has been interested in a cybersecurity career since preschool. Mimi has won many medals in district STEM fairs focusing on projects in robotics and apps. She has participated in summer cybersecurity camp activities since she was in elementary school, including an NCWIT Asipire IT camp, Code Like a Girl. In that camp, she and her partner received first place for their app providing trash disposal location mapping. She’s currently developing a similar app adding natural language processing to support disaster relief. Mimi has been part of three CyberPatriot teams that went to the international semifinals. Currently she is a member of the Robotics and Cyberliteracy club at her school and also volunteers as a peer leader in the Robotics and Cyberliteracy after school group for younger students. Her technical skills include C++, Python, app development and robotics. She also studied artificial intelligence as part of the Stanford University AI4All program. In 2019, she presented a coral reef research project and a coded animation at the High School session of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography annual conference. Mimi’s dream colleges are Stanford or Georgia Tech, and she plans to study and work in cybersecurity. This past fall she completed an internship in cybersecurity with the IQ4 Corporation. In her free time, Mimi enjoys entering online capture the flag contests. She also loves to read and swim in the ocean surrounding her island home. She enjoys basketball and volunteering at the Virgin Islands Children's museum.