Siona is a State Winner and a National Honorable Mention recipient.
She has been coding since elementary school, where she learned to code on Hopscotch and Scratch. In highschool, Siona has taken many computer science courses, her favorite being AP Java. She’s currently advancing programming skills in her school’s iOS App Development class. Outside of school, Siona attended UPenn’s Data Analytics Summer Camp, where she used Python to collect, analyze, and visualize data, and developed a love for data science. She also attended the University of Michigan’s Joy of Coding camp in 2022, where she learned more about Python and its applications. Her experiences with technology have shown her how powerful it can be as a solution to real problems. Earlier this year, she started volunteering for the South Asian Women’s Network, a nonprofit. As their digital marketing associate, Siona helps with website development, event marketing, and other initiatives to raise awareness. Her work inspired her to develop a service, AmplifiedMN, providing digital development services to other non-profit organizations. Siona is also working on creating a web-based platform, CycleConnect, that promotes biking as a fun and healthy activity for highschoolers. Siona is a captain on her school’s debate team, and she’s also part of the speech team, DECA, varsity alpine skiing team, and track and field. In the future, she plans on pursuing data science and economics.