Briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in becoming a mentor for BranchOut!:
My name is Neha Krishnakumar and I am a junior in Woodson High School. I am interested in becoming a mentor for Branch Out because I am deeply interested in performing service related to STEM fields, especially mathematics and computer science. As a member of Math Honor Society and Frost Math Partnership, I tutor middle and high school students in math every week, an activity I find to be very fun. I am also especially interested in computer science, and I believe that students should learn the fundamentals of CS in their elementary school years in order to achieve greater heights when they grow older.
I also have experience being a part of BranchOut since I served as a team leader last year. I helped students learn how to use Scratch, a game-creating software, in the James Lee Community Center, and I brought materials and planned activities for students in Week 4 of the program. For my service, I won the President’s Volunteer Service Award, since I contributed over 50 hours to the program. I really enjoyed my experience and I look forward to being a part of Branch Out again this year.