By John Wanjohi | Mwakilishi.com
Sharon Njeri Wambu, a Kenyan-American teenager who received acceptance to 11 top universities including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cal Poly Pomona, and Vanderbilt after completing her high school education earlier this year has finally opted to attend Stanford University.
The roll call of universities she had to make a choice from also included University of South California (USC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Irvine (UCI), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of South California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the University of California, Riverside (UCR).
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Sharon, whose parents immigrated to the US from Kenya, graduated from Norco High in Norco, California, has chosen to pursue Computer Science in the famous university that is close to Silicon Valley according to African Warrior Magazine.
“I am excited to study computer science in college. In the future, I would like to use software engineering to work on platforms where people can share experiences with each other. I actually didn’t know I would venture into this field until the summer before my senior year. I feel that computer science gives me a tangible way to solve problems around me, and I appreciate the creativity that computer science requires.” Sharan said in an interview with the magazine.
I actually didn’t know I would venture into this field until the summer before my senior year. I feel that computer science gives me a tangible way to solve problems around me, and I appreciate the creativity that computer science requires, ” she told the outlet in an interview.
“I now have the opportunity to not only improve my coding skills but also make connections with established engineers and receive funding and mentorship for my future projects. As a Kenyan American, I have faced some of the misconceptions that some people have about Kenya and other countries like it. Perhaps using technology such as virtual reality, I can show people the beautiful country, the value put on education, and the complex issues that Kenya is dealing with.”
In April, Sharon’s mother Sarah said her daughter’s acceptance to the 11 prestigious colleges did not come as a surprise, saying that Sharon put in all the hard work.
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