I am originally from Pilar, a southern city in Paraguay. Since the age of 10, I have been enthusiastic about problem-solving. I started to solve mathematical problems every time I had free time, but it became my passion by age 12. From 2010 to 2015, I have been among the top 3 winners at the National Olympiad of Mathematics in Paraguay. I won twice the national gold medal during those years and represented Paraguay at the Ibero-American Youth Mathematics Competition in 2011 and 2012.
However, in 2014 I was introduced to another problem-solving-based competition, the National Olympiad of Physics. As I am passionate about problem-solving, I accepted the challenge and won the national gold medal that year. In 2015, I won the gold medal in my state, Ñeembucú, and a bronze medal at the national level.
In 2016 I won a scholarship to study at the United World College South East Asia in Singapore. There I was introduced to Computer Science, a subject in which we can use technology for problem-solving. In the same way that when I was 10, I started to solve problems in my free time, but this time, I learned and used high-level programming languages to solve them. Since then, I have known what I wanted to pursue in college.
In 2018 I graduated from UWCSEA Singapore with the International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma (English-Spanish). Then, I moved to the United States to start my undergraduate studies at Luther College. I majored in Computer Science and received a minor in Data Science. During my undergraduate, I interned at 3 companies (Mayo Clinic, Visa, and Zendesk) to get experience in the industry. I graduated in May 2022 with Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors.