Sierra has competed in many robotics competitions and has even gone to the VEX Robotics National Championships. She was the lead programmer for her all-girl robotics team and did all the programming in C and the majority of the design and build. Her team won first in Regionals, but her teammates had to many commitments to continue, so Sierra continued on by herself and won first place in the Programming Skills Challenge and first place in the Driver Skills challenge. She also attended a summer camp focused on number theory and cryptography which further developed her desire to learn computer science. She hopes to pursue a career in computer science, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering and plans on getting a Ph.D in her field of research.