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Sydney is in 10th grade at South Pasadena High School. She continues to be passionate about technology as a student, a mentor and a leader, and a member of an all-girl engineering club. Sydney is enrolled in AP computer science, and is learning JAVA coding language and it’s applications. Sydney was an AspireIT leader last summer, partnering with the School On Wheels organization, which provides tutoring to children experiencing homelessness. She provided 30 hours of instruction in Scratch Coding and Hummingbird Robotics to 13 girls at the Skid Row Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles. Sydney is also a member of the Femineer program, a girls engineering organization created by Cal Poly Pomona's College of Engineering. Last year her Femineer group built interactive “dog” and “human” robots. This year her group will build robots with the theme “wearable technology”. Sydney has been a varsity cross country and track distance runner since 9th grade. She hopes to incorporate her love of running with her interests in technology. Sydney plans on mentoring students new to the Femineer program this year. Sydney plans to attend a four-year college with strong engineering and computer science programs. She has a wide range of interests in these areas, but is fascinated by artificial intelligence and robotics. Sydney is confident that math, science, computer science, and engineering will continue to be areas of exploration and learning for her throughout high school, college, and beyond.