First Name

Sabrina

Last Name

S.

Bio

Sabrina is a proud Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Alumni at Pixar Animation Studios. After finishing the seven week summer course, Sabrina established and led a Girls Who Code club in her school district where she taught 40+ girls how to code. She is President of the club and enjoys working on programs at home such as Unity and Vuforia. She enjoys participating in hackathons where she has placed in the "Top 5 Projects", awarded "Most Practical Hack" and "Best Overall" for virtual reality simulation and a VR educational app. Sabrina was captain of her high school tennis team, earning Varsity letters and Academic Athlete each of her four years. She has also coached tennis through the Special Olympics program for three years. She is one of a select group of Advanced Peer Counselors who mentors other students, and uses digital programs (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro) to create flyers, t-shirt designs and videos for various organizations. She had the honor of designing and presenting a beauty app proposal with four other girls to the CEO and founders of Colourpop Cosmetics. This past summer, she was thrilled to lead and teach an AspireIT program which she called "WonderCode", introducing middle school girls to story boarding and creating animations using Alice3. The 2-week summer program included a visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios where they had personal interaction with a female animator working in CGI on the studio's new "Wreck-it Ralph" movie. Sabrina is currently working with organizers at Alice.org to implement an "Alice Challenge" in her school district, modeled on the competition held at Carnegie Mellon last year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Alice software. Her role as event coordinator will include a boot camp and educational training to teachers and facilitators. In college, Sabrina hopes to continue discovering and developing different ways to blend art and technology and hopes to major in media studies and computer science. Sabrina would love to return to Pixar Animation Studios one day.