• who i am •
full-stack developer ~ engineer ~ musician ~ writer ~ leader
fifteen year old student from the bay with a passion for exploration, the pursuit of knowledge, and practically everything else as well
my goal is to discover and take advantage of all of the ways i can contribute to the world while doing what i love and living in contentment.
cybersecurity • i compete in online ctfs under the psuedonym art3m1s as part of the 6-member all-female team known as code red. through competing in these competitions, i have been able to develop various skills necessary for a career in the field, including forensics, reverse engineering, cryptography, password cracking, web access exploitation, log analysis, and many more. i have become familiar with tools such as ghidra, wireshark, gdb, gimp, and hashcat, and have been given opportunities to participate in competitions where my team and i act as a cybersecurity firm interacting with clients. additionally, i am one of the developers for the riceteacatpanda ctf.
robotics • being quite the geek when it comes to robotics, i have become skilled in robotics design and build practices, including autocad, fritzing, breadboarding, soldering, and woodworking. i complete projects with groups of girls from girl scouts for recreation and competition. i teach robotics as well.
music • my instruments of choice include voice, violin, piano, guitar, and ukulele. i compose, analyze, perform, and produce music. it is, as many of my arts are, a form of relaxation for me while serving to put my creative mind to work. i view music as something that can bring people together, and it can help us understand one another in ways that pure words simply cannot convey.
poetry • poetry is what i turn to when inspiration strikes me in the form of a snippet of a story. oftentimes i will find a way to describe something that follows rhyme and structure, and i will rush to write it down. it is in this way, and by reading the poetry of others, that i have developed my own poetry that expresses these thoughts and feelings concisely and with beauty.
writing • i have enjoyed writing for as long as i can remember. i was an avid reader when i was young, and i love to read even now. this love for reading became my passion and seed for writing. late nights and early mornings are when i love to write, because that is when i am isolated with my thoughts. i often write short stories about topics that i feel uncomfortable talking about normally or addressing in a poem. i seek to use imagery that reflects the thoughts and inner feelings of the characters, and to write stories that have a strong impact on the reader.
leadership & teamwork • teamwork is necessary for humans to make progress. i practice teamwork in cybersecurity, school, robotics, music, and in toastmasters. at school, i served as president of the freshman c/o 2022. during my time in the toastmasters program, i have served as president and vice president of education and have earned my competent leadership award. being a leader in these activities requires emotional intelligence, determination, and innovation.
public speaking • the toastmasters program also allows me to practice public speaking, yet another necessary skill, along with leadership, to become successful. i have earned my competent communicator award: my journey to this award was one that required a lot of growth. i became more comfortable on a stage, and learned how to reduce tension between a speaker and the audience while conveying a significant message.
mentorship • mentoring others is one of the most convenient ways i have found to contribute to the community. i mentor younger girl scouts, and i tutor students who need help with schoolwork and those who want to get ahead. throughout my life, i have had many valuable mentors who have helped me reach where i am today, and mentoring others is my way of giving back.