Miranda is a current undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics and Cognitive Science. This upcoming year, she will be finishing her Bachelors degree and starting her Masters in Computer Science, focusing her research in Computer Science education, specifically for introductory courses. This is her second internship with Google. She started as an Engineering Practicum intern on an SRE team and is currently on the Google Cloud Platform team for Microsoft Active Directory.
“I knew I wanted to be in the tech industry in 7th grade. At that point in my life, I was fascinated with technology and how much of an impact it made on people socially. As I continued my journey through college, I realized that I not only wanted to be in the tech industry, but specifically in the EdTech [Education Tech] industry. After seeing how much I enjoyed tutoring and teaching others how to code, I knew that I wanted to continue to make a difference in people's lives by teaching them how to be digitally literate.”
Source of inspiration: My a cappella group, The Treble Singers! Not only are the members a daily inspiration and encouragement to keep working hard and doing my best in everything I do, but singing together and hearing how the harmonies all work together always brings me joy and allows me to think through anything I may be struggling with.