- Mouse Alum, William Cullen Bryant High School
- Mouse Design Portfolio: Able Racer, Artillo
When did you become interested in technology?
In 10th grade, Navisha watched her W.C Bryant classmates repair technology at Mouse Squad meetings during lunch. Interested and inspired, she applied and was later accepted to her school's Mouse Squad in 11th grade and to Mouse Design League, an after school design and technology program for NYC Mouse students. “I was never interested in technology before, but as a result of Mouse, I chose computer engineering as my major.”
“I feel proud to be a woman pursuing interests in engineering. Many think it is a major for men. I want to change that thought in society. Women can do this to. In my country, women are limited in what they can do. I want to change that idea. Women can do everything.”
What skills have you learned through your involvement with Mouse?
Navisha had her first experiences with technology at age 14 when she moved to New York from India. “I never touched technology in my country. With Mouse, it was all new for me. I never did coding. I had no clue how to join wires. It was a really good and new experience.” Through her involvement with Mouse, Navisha has greatly advanced her technology skills from repairing her school’s technology to teaching the web as a mentor to NYC youth. Additionally, Navisha credits Mouse for boosting her confidence. “Mouse made me feel more comfortable speaking with confidence.”
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Navisha plans to study computer engineering in college because of her involvement with Mouse. In addition to her college ambitions, Naisha hopes to encourage other women to explore careers in technology. “I feel proud to be a women pursuing interests in engineering. Many think it is a major for men. I want to change that thought in society. Women can do everything.”