Isabella Pedroza

Coral Academy of Science, Las Vegas

Isabella's interest in computer science and neuroscience stems from her experiences as a low-income, first-generation daughter of Mexican immigrants from a low-resource state (Nevada). She grew up with oppression in her community and systemic failures within the tech industry. As someone who has had the opportunity to be free and in a position of power, her job is to protect and empower others. During her high school years, she worked with Kidogo and Born This Way foundations, as well as met people from Google, Zillow, SpaceX, and more. As founder of her school's Female Empowerment Club, she wants to work to ensure that our society continues progressing so that no one faces discriminatory barriers within health or tech. To do so, she plans to pursue a career in computer science while merging the incredible science of neuroscience to help underrepresented communities and the advancements of technology within itself. She hopes to one day create better lives for people and unite communities.

Scholarships Awarded in 2023: NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award

The NSHSS 18 Under 18 Award recognizes NSHSS members under 18 with the most influential leadership qualities.