I took my first real programing class during my junior year of high school and loved it, so I applied to the UT summer computer science camp in hopes of exploring the different career options in the field of Computer Science. Luckily I was accepted into the camp and was given the opportunity to spend a week learning about computer science at the University of Texas. During camp, we got to take apart computers, tour the facilities, listen to lectures given by UT professors, go on a field trip to a local tech company, work with a small group to complete a programming project in c++ and talk to countless women in the field about their everyday work life. This camp was a life changing opportunity. One thing that stood out was everyone from the tech industry worked at a completely different kind of company; there were people working at google, capital one, the CIA and more. I discovered there are so many unique paths you can take with a computer science degree. The field of computer science combines problem solving, collaboration and technology; the perfect combination for my personality.