My main collegiate goal is to study a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field and find innovative solutions to everyday problems. One of the STEM areas I am interested in learning more about is coding. As society becomes more technology-dependent, coding can be considered as a driving force for change. Summer 2020, I took the initiative to participate in the Girls Who Code Virtual Immersion Program to explore coding and expose myself more to what this field has to offer. Something I found extremely interesting is that it is the core of the new developments geared towards facilitating how people with disabilities interact with technology and their surroundings. Coding has made it possible for people to connect and become part of a larger community. Likewise, I strive to foster a sense of community and trust amongst my teammates where we push each other to become stronger and more agile athletes.
What makes me different from other recruits is that I am always taking the initiative to pursue new challenges both academically and athletically. In the span of the last three years, I have been part of the Photography Performing Arts Program, the National Honor Society (NHS), the Spanish Honor Society (SHS), and the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) while developing my communication and strategic planning skills as a player in several volleyball clubs. In each game, I analyze the other team’s strategy and look for the weaker links while evaluating our performance, making suggestions to address it, and communicating with the team to adapt our strategy. I am confident that I am the right candidate based on my skillset and overall experience. I look forward to meeting you and your team and talking about my goals and aspirations for the future.