Meet Our Mentors – Kasey Luo

Kasey became a mentor her freshman year at Stanford. In high school she was a Girls Who Code instructor and through Breakout Mentors continues to share her love of coding with young girls!

When did you start to code?

I started coding in 10th grade in high school. I loved the problem solving behind computer science. I felt like I could create anything from my fingertips! The summer after, I participated in Girls Who Code and realized that I could use computer science to help better the world.

What do you find rewarding about teaching kids how to code?

I love teaching kids how to code because I can communicate to them how exciting and limitless the world of computer science is.

What advice do you have for kids learning how to code?

Keep persevering! Computer science is hard and requires a lot of patience and determination. Try to see bugs as challenges that you can overcome, and it’ll feel that much more rewarding when you debug!