I'm a recent Young Scholar alum and I wanted to share my story. Here's a biography on my recent achievements:
Sharon Lin is a senior at Stuyvesant High School, and the co-founder of StuyHacks, a student-led high school hackathon, and BitxBit Camp, a middle school computer science mentorship program. She is also a member of the Student Union IT Department, Science Olympiad, and ARISTA Honor Society, and writes for The Huffington Post and USA Today. She is a Google Science Fair Finalist, Siemens Competition Finalist, MIT THINK Scholar, She++ #include Fellow, and ESA LOFT Innovation Fellow. She was recently named a Crains 20 Under 20 and CEWeek 10Under20, and serves as an Ambassador to the Buddhist Global Relief.
Sharon is also an Editor for KidSpirit Online, and has spoken at the World Maker Faire, Global Tech Women VOICES, Youth Speak Out Conference, InnovationEd Conference. She was named a White House Champion of Change, Thiel Fellowship Finalist, and serves as a member of the Facebook inspirED Youth Advisory Board. She has worked as a Research Assistant for the Shahrjerdi and Seeman Laboratories at the New York University, and was invited to work at the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute. She has also been invited to attend the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color and The Frontiers Conference.
Sharon is currently the National Finance Director for the Young Democrats of America High School Caucus, the Northeast Regional Director for Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, and a past Northeast State Co-Director of Activism for the Junior State of America. She enjoys creating short films and public speaking, as well as competing at hackathons on weekends. Her endeavors are inspired by the resilience and bravery of scientists such as Rachel Carson and Ada Lovelace. She intends to pursue research into machine learning and computational biology.
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