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14
September
2016

Former student makes time to mentor

Desert Hills High

Former student makes time to mentor

While Marchelle Lundquist graduated over a year ago, she realizes the importance of having a good mentor. 

Marchelle recently returned to Desert Hills High to thank her teacher, Linda Brown, who teaches computer science at the school. Mrs. Brown is an advocate for all students but especially girls who want to enter the computer programming field. Brown’s efforts have paid off with students from her classes becoming certified at a greater rate and scoring significantly higher than the State average on industry certification exams.

Marchelle is just beginning her sophomore year at the prestigious Columbia University in New York, but she is still taking time to put into practice what she has learned from Mrs. Brown and help mentor others. She has been on the executive team for ProjectCSGIRLS and is a mentor for Girls Who Code, both of which help middle and high school girls get excited about a future in computer science and coding. She is also a member of Design for America Studio which helps to design solutions to problems in the Harlem community. Take a look at this story KSL 5 TV's Nadine Wimmer did about Marchelle.