Nithya is a high school junior who found a passion for computer science when she was exposed to the programming software Scratch. She is currently enrolled in her school’s Cybersecurity Networking Academy, where she learns about routing and switching, and participates in CyberPatriot. Her CyberPatriot team reached the regional round in the gold tier this year. She also spends time as her FIRST Tech Challenge team’s software team leader, teaching her fellow team members to code in Java using Android Studio. In the future, Nithya would like to go to a college in Maryland to major in computer science with a focus in cybersecurity.