Leah Guilford – Hello! My name is Leah Guilford and I attend Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy. I enjoy learning new things, and I also enjoy hanging out with my friends. In the future I want to be a successful Veterinarian and Business owner because of my compassion and love for animals and my desire to make an impact on communities. I am interested in RSA because I think it’s a great opportunity for students to realize and solve a problem in the community, especially through an app! I have had experience coding at an organization called Black Girls Code, and many other organizations that I feel will help students be successful with building a productive app, and I look forward to working with my team. Kyla Guilford – Greetings, my name is Kyla Guilford. I’m a 14-year-old, 9th grade, student at Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy. I enjoy leading, learning, and serving there. My expertise and hobbies include running track, acting, singing, dance, and art. My favorite subjects in school are math and science. As of now my leadership roles include President of NJHS (National Junior Honor Society), 9th Grade Secretary, Vice President of the Youth Ministry at Church, a Girl Scout, and now, an RSA Intern! I decided to take part in this program because it definitely seemed like a great opportunity! I am always looking to network and explore different things that interest me. I was also interested in this position because I saw that, in this role, my skills could help mentor for this program. I also saw an opportunity for me to learn and grow my skills, so then I could benefit personally and professionally. If I could become a mentor and accomplish goals, I knew I could develop my career goals the way that I wanted to. Annasimone Halim – My name is Annasimone Halim. I am a senior at Enloe High School. In my future academic pursuits, I plan to study dentistry. I have a passion for serving my community and fighting for equity in NC. I enjoy playing the flute, singing, and playing basketball. Aman Anas – My name is Aman Anas, and I’m a Junior at Apex High School and in the Academy of Information Technology. I love learning about computer science and the technology involved in software development. Some of my other interests include robotics, engineering, and space. I’m excited to be interning at Ready, Set, App this year! Shreya Gundam – I am currently a senior at Enloe High School enrolled in the Medical Bioscience Academy. In the future, I hope to pursue a career where I can combine my interests in science and technology to improve global health. At school, I am in the National Honors Society, Graphic Design Club, and HOSA. Outside of school, I am in the Teen Health Advisory Council, a non-profit volunteer organization called DOC NC, and the International Internship Program where I help small business owners in Bauchi State, Nigeria. In HOSA, my team won at the international level and twice at the state level for our presentations about opioid abuse and the dangers of tobacco. I also co-created an app called ABLE to help parents of autistic children, and it won first place at the school level as well as a national honorable mention in the Lenovo App Challenge. In my free time, I enjoy doing PopPilates, art, and reading. Gabrian Chua – My name is Gabrian Chua and I’m currently a Senior at Apex High School and Team Leader for the Ready, Set, App! competition. I am enrolled in my school’s Academy of Information Technology and I love to create useful, novel, or fun apps and games for the sake of discovery. This is my second year working with Ready, Set, App! and my first year as Team Leader. I’m always looking for ways to expand my own and others’ knowledge in Computer Science and app development, and hope to study and apply Computer Science in the future.