Annie is one of the most experienced mentors on our team, now in her senior year at UC Los Angeles studying Computer Science with a minor in Music Industry. She has held a prestigious software engineering internship at Microsoft for two summers in a row and is an excellent mentor for some of our advanced teenage students in Python and Java.
Let’s get to know her:
When did you start to code?
I started coding in high school when I took a variety of computer science classes in school and joined several computer science clubs. These helped me build a foundation and interest that has led me to study computer science at UCLA and apply my skills to multiple internships.
What do you find rewarding about teaching kids how to code?
Seeing their faces light up with excitement when we solve a hard challenge or complete a project is such a great feeling. I love helping kids turn their ideas into reality and guiding them through the process so they not only learn but also feel a sense of achievement.
What advice do you have for kids learning how to code?
Don’t be afraid to explore around and try a variety of different things that catch your eye, whether it’s different languages or technologies or anything else! Hands-on experimentation is a great way to pick up skills and learn how to tackle new things.
More Great Mentors Just Like Annie
Our talented group of mentors is what enables Breakout Mentors to deliver consistent learning results to our students. We hire inspiring mentors from top colleges, Annie is just one example. She is at her maximum number of students, so while you won’t be able to work with her, we can pair your son or daughter with someone just as impressive!