Hello! My name is Fiona Yip. I graduated from J.P. Taravella High School and now I’m currently a Junior at UCF majoring in Information Technology. One of the classes I enjoyed taking was Security in Computing as it was enjoyable to learn about different types of viruses, Trojans, etc. and ways to protect against such intrusions that can possible compromise one’s device. This class essentially made me want to pursue a more security based field within IT, and I hope one day I will be able to work for the government or a private business that works on improving cyber security.
As a kid, anything STEM related was intriguing and fun to me whether it’d be those field trips to the science museum or playing around with the hardware of a computer. But growing up, I learned that most kids didn’t like the sciences or math, and using technology was more of a leisure type of time. Thus, I wanted to change this by becoming a STEM Ambassador. I want to show kids the exciting parts of STEM that isn’t just trying to absorb the information from the textbook, but rather hands on activities.
And for future STEM students, I’d just want to share my motto: “Don’t do something that you’ll regret later,” you just need to keep persevering. Being in STEM may be a little difficult in the beginning, but as you keep traveling on the road you’ll find something that you’re passionate about within that field and afterwards, there’s nothing stopping you from moving forward.
Outside of school, I’m just like any other regular person who enjoys watching Netflix, listening to music and sleeping. But when I feel like being active I like to dance, play the piano, and building model kits.