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Riya is currently a junior at Newark Charter High School; this is her third year winning this award. She constantly advocates for young girls in computer science, and so far has created a club at her school called the Women in STEM Experinece (W.I.S.E.) and a CS curriculum that will encourage more girls to join the pathway. In order to introduce basic computer science skills to more girls at her school, she will also be running a project-based CS events for elementary and middle school students. One of her favorite aspects of computer science is getting to solve problems from a logical perspective. In college, Riya plans on majoring in an application of computer science.