Liah CarpenterHometown: Cary, NC
High School: Apex High School
Activities: Piano, Tutoring, Reading Poetry, Writing, Programming
Awards & Honors: Multicultural Scholar, LAUNCH Series Certificate of Professional Development, Dean's List
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2021
What I plan to do after graduation: I plan to learn more about artificial intelligence and become a Software Engineer.
Why I Love Computer Science: My love for Computer Science is derived from my interest in applied mathematics and problem-solving. Computer Science allows me to create solutions that address everyday problems in a variety of settings. As a freshman in high school, I was certainly aware of my affinity for mathematics, but I had difficulty seeing it as my chosen career. Then, as a sophomore, I took an introductory programming class in Visual Basic, and I had an epiphany. I was fascinated by this medium through which I could apply math (which I already loved) and problem-solving (which I would come to love). I am a Junior in college now, and if I have learned anything so far, it is that the satisfaction one feels from creating a working program is absolutely unrivaled.