ALL WAYS UP FOUNDATION wrote -
My name name is Shalena Garbutt, and I'm an 18 year old student from Gardena, California. I've just graduated from Marlborough School in Los Angeles and am looking forward to studying Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University this fall. Because I entered Marlborough, a private school, on a full scholarship, I decided to make the most of it, and started the robotics team my freshman year with my friends. Through this team, we have brought the first engineering and computer science classes to the school, which I hope will impact our all-girls environment positively in the future. The team has also challenged me in many ways, including learning to program in RobotC during my first semester of senior year because our former programmer had graduated. My senior year was also the first spent as a co-captain, specializing in software, because I am a firm believer that one must learn to follow before they learn to lead, to reference Braveheart. Following that vein, I plan to work at Tesla Motors once I graduate and then go on to have my own startup, through which I want to use technology to help the world whilst being environmentally responsible.