Annie L.

Caring, Reliable, Diligent

Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.”

- Anne Shirley



Annie is a Santa Clara High School student who is interested in pursuing a career in computer science. After joining the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute in high school, Annie was given the opportunity to join a FIRST robotics team, participate in Makers Faire, and partake in the AP Capstone program, all which contributed to her passion for STEM and its diverse applications.

Taking part in SLI gave her the confidence to seek rigorous academic programs and opportunities, including the COSMOS Computer Networking and Robotics cluster at UC Santa Cruz, and a research internship with the Doyle Group at UC Santa Barbara. During her six weeks as an intern, she coded a program that could semi-automate data extraction and create quantitative models to identify trends in cardiovascular mechanobiology.

In school, Annie is involved with several initiatives empowering young women to pursue careers in STEM, including Girls Who Code and Girls Achieving In Non-traditional Subjects (GAINS). She hopes to eliminate the prejudiced mindset that "girls can’t code" so that the next generation of young women can strive to pursue STEM careers without the fear of being considered inferior. Besides her passion for computer science, Annie is also a 4-year varsity basketball player and the club president of the Chinese Student Association and Calligraphy Club.
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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