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2018 Organizers

Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca is from Las Vegas and is going to be a sophomore in LSA. She is currently a double major in international studies and computer science with a possible minor in Spanish. CS KickStart showed her how fun coding is, and gave her the confidence to pursue it as a major, despite her fears going into the program. When she isn’t doing homework, she loves napping, trying new food places in Ann Arbor, and traveling.

Sage Renstorm-Richards

Sage is a student in the college of Literature, Science and the Arts who plans on majoring in computer science and possibly minoring in political science or entrepreneurship. She is a former CS Kickstart participant and is passionate about advocating for gender and racial diversity in technology. In her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, making art, and building her baking business.

Audrey Ladd

Audrey will be a sophomore in the College of Engineering and plans on majoring in computer science. She participated in the second year of CS KickStart and credits the program for encouraging her to pursue this challenging field. Audrey is excited to promote gender and racial diversity in technology, and in her free time, she enjoys racing for the Michigan Running Club, cooking, and watching movies.

Meghana Somsaale

Meghana is a student in the College of Engineering who has plans of studying computer science with a minor in business and/or economics. She participated in CS Kickstart the first year it was launched and has been involved in it ever since. She credits CS Kickstart as the reason for choosing to do computer science because this program gave her the confidence to tackle on a new challenge. In her free time, Meghana likes to hike, draw, or do anything adventurous.

Jenny Sokol

Jenny is a student planning on studying business and computer science. She is immensely grateful for the opportunities and the confidence she's gained from CS Kickstart. Beginning with very little knowledge about computer science, Jenny found CS Kickstart opened her eyes to the endless possibilities of coding! When she isn't studying, Jenny enjoys reading, performing in plays, and traveling with her family.