Scholar of the Week

Wendelyn Natasha Sanabria      
University of Central Florida

Wendelyn Sanabria is a sophomore attending the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she is pursuing a computer engineering bachelor’s degree. She is one of two recipients of a 2012 HENAAC-Texas Instruments Scholarship in the amount of five-hundred dollars.

Wendelyn has taken an interest in providing the community with resources to further the education of those around her. She has participated in several programs such as developing websites, multimedia projects and 3D modeling to enhance her knowledge in computer engineering. In her ambition to further her community’s educational opportunities, Wendelyn volunteers her time to local elementary schools to talk about the importance of college. She also tutors students in math, reading, writing, and science to help them improve test scores to advance their education.

Through her volunteer experience, Wendelyn has seen first-hand the disadvantages of underprivileged communities. With her STEM degree, she aspires to provide underprivileged communities with tools to better access computer-based technologies and online resources that will help prepare them for STEM careers.

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