my story

🙈 a peek into my life

Hello and welcome to my little space on the internet! My name is Serena and I'm currently a CS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

My journey began in my hometown of Auckland, New Zealand, where I was part of VEX Robotics in high school, and played around in the Python playground to code an autonomous robot for nationals. My insatiable curiosity and immense satisfaction in seeing a robot move on its own led me down the path of technology and innovation.

I'm currently most interested in exploring the CS field and discovering what I love. I've dabbled in machine learning, software development, web development, and the field of data science. I'm passionate about leveraging technology to solve problems and create a positive impact in society. This passion has driven my work ethic and motivated me to continuously learn, improve, and adapt in this ever-evolving digital landscape.

While my career revolves around codes and algorithms, my heart seeks adventures beyond the screen. I love to travel and explore new places - it's a great way to learn and unwind. I'm also a big fan of boba and coffee, and make it a point to try new stores wherever I go and whenever they open. Another thing that really excites me is skiing; I hit the slopes in New Zealand every winter, and one day I'll also try snowboarding. Balancing my career with travel, boba tea, and skiing keeps me happy and content.