First Name

Utsa

Last Name

S.

Bio

Utsa is a junior interested in computer science. Her interested in this field started during the 6th grade when she took part in CompSci Connect, a coding camp held at the University of Maryland that taught middle school girls how to code. She continued with that program until she completed it in the 8th grade. Every summer since she finished the program she has come back and helped teach students currently in CompSci Connect. After that, she took classes at her high school, and is currently taking Computer Science A AP where she is strengthening her Java skills. Also, in middle school she participated in the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) program. She continued participating in that activity throughout middle and throughout high school as well. Currently, she is the secretary of the MESA team at her school, and is the leader of the prosthetic arm team on the MESA team. As the leader of the prosthetic arm team, she has to code using Arduino, use a 3D printer to create a low cost, functional prosthetic arm. She wants to continue to learn more about computer science and strengthen her leadership skills in the future by pursuing a degree in computer science in the future.