Layka Traore, 16, is a senior at San Ramon Valley High School, from which she will be graduating in June 2022. She has always always been deeply passionate about science. Her interests include computer science, electrical engineering, and neuroscience. Layka is also a part of San Ramon Valley High School Robotics Team (Team 1280), which annually builds a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition. She has recently begun coding in the Java and Python languages. In her free time, she also enjoys artistic pursuits, such as reading poetry, playing violin, reading interesting books, and creative writing. Layka is an intern at the STEM to SHTEM summer program at Stanford University.