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ANA HERNANDEZ

Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Family Heritage:

Mexico

Education:

Woodbury University; Major in Media Technology (concentration on Video Game Art + Design)

Current job:

Student

Bio

I've been involved with robotics and other science programs for a long time and my high school experience has been amazing because of these programs. Robotics has not only helped with my work experience and personal growth, but has shown me what my passions are. I love technology and am excited to see its future, but I also have a passion for helping others and giving back. My passions have led me to study Media Technology with a concentration on Video Game Art & Design at Woodbury University. With Media Technology I'll be studying the more creative side of technology, gaining skills with both hardware and software.

Bio

With the Game Art & Design concentration, I'll be learning how to program and create the art within the game. I hope to focus on integrating education and video games later on during my studies. I would also like to explore how I can intergrate the science of sports with technology. With a Media Technology major I know that the skills I'll be gaining can be used for any other career I might later be interested in. It is reassuring to have found the right field for me!

Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?

I would highly recommend other Latina girls to explore STEM careers because there is a place for everyone, no matter what your interests are. Becoming involved with STEM will not only teach you skills such as programming but will be able to teach you life lessons such as problem solving or how to work and communicate within a team.

It's such a great feeling to work hard on a project and to see it work at the end because it's YOUR creation! Don't be afraid about making mistakes or failing the first couple times because the beauty of this field is that you can keep learning. Even if it doesn't turn out the way you want it to at first, just keep putting in an honest effort!