Hi there! My name is Kayla. I’m an incoming freshman at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) ’22
TL;DR – I’m passionate about promoting coding education for all, particularly for girls and other underrepresented minorities in STEM along with a bunch of other random interests that I have and blog about!
I am a Communications & Outreach intern at the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), which is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation, and handles coordination of the App Challenge on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives. As the only high school intern, my tasks involve coordinating outreach to districts, schools, and students across all 50 states as well as organizing social media posts and press releases for CAC.
I work as a research intern at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education Transformative Learning and Technologies Lab, focusing on the application of Augmented Reality technology in Education and in removing barriers for students to access quality STEM education.
I am the founder of Girls Can Code, a club and organization I first started at my school in 2015 to inspire and encourage more girls and minorities to pursue opportunities in Computer Science.
I serve as my school’s elected Student Body President and I’ve been a part of Student Government all four of my years at Stanford Online High School, so you’ll often see posts regarding events I plan for the Student Body.
When I’m not studying or working on coding related projects, you’ll probably find me preparing Student Government projects, obsessing over Overwatch League and the latest eSports business news, designing graphics, ice skating at the rink, playing drums, or blog writing with updates on what I’ve been up to lately and what I’m passionate about!
For my complete resume, see my LinkedIn.