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Catherine Derival

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Bio

ο½‘β˜†β˜… π‚πšπ­π‘πžπ«π’π§πž πƒπžπ«π’π―πšπ₯ β˜…β˜†ο½‘ Welcome one, welcome all! There are a variety of things I'm passionate about, but some of my interests are business, computer science, education, and art. Regarding my education, I hope to soon start my Computer Science coursework at Valencia in pursuit of a Bachelor's in Computing Technology and Software Development. β˜… College Awards: President's List, MLK JR Scholar, Frederick Douglas Scholar, Addeco Group Finalist β˜… Highschool Accolades: Top 1% in HS Grad Class - 4.3 WGPA, Honors & AP Student, Student Govt. Co-President If you've read my essays or watched my video submissions, you probably already know how strongly I feel about education. Education is an often-underutilized power, that can shape the world for better (and for worse). This is why the way we talk about education should be positive and empowering, but most importantly - exciting! That's why I'm pursuing a career that allows me to combine my interests! I've always loved visually stimulating designs, often seen in video games or other story-driven media. Founding a business that allows me to invent creative tools designed to enhance the learning experience would be incredible. Imagine how many minds would become enlightened with thought. I can imagine such a future and it looks wonderful. I would love for you to be a part of it. Thank you for viewing my profile!

Education

Valencia College

Bachelor's degree program
2024 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
    • Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management
  • Minors:
    • Computer Software and Media Applications

Polk State College

Bachelor's degree program
2021 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Minors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations

Discovery High School

High School
2017 - 2021

Florida Virtual School

High School
2016 - 2021

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Accounting and Computer Science
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Computer Software

    • Dream career goals:

      Company Founder, Non-Profit Founder, Professor, Leader, Student Activist, Change Maker

    • Front Service Clerk

      Publix Grocery Stores Inc.
      2019 – Present5 years
    • Deli Clerk

      Publix Grocery Stores Inc.
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Pharmacy Clerk/Assistant Technician

      Publix Grocery Stores Inc.
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Bakery Assistant

      Publix Grocery Stores Inc.
      2022 – Present2 years

    Sports

    Aerobics

    Intramural
    2020 – 20211 year

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Track & Field

    Intramural
    2015 – 20172 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Dancing

    Intramural
    2020 – Present4 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Karate

    Club
    2008 – 20135 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Basketball

    Intramural
    2014 – 20151 year

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Cycling

    Intramural
    2022 – Present2 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Climbing

    Intramural
    2015 – 2015

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Volleyball

    Intramural
    2015 – 20172 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Swimming

    Intramural
    2016 – 20204 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship & Participation

    Research

    • Microeconomics

      Polk State College β€” Student Researcher
      2022 – 2022
    • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General

      Polk State College β€” Student Researcher
      2020 – 2021
    • History and Political Science

      Polk State College β€” Student Researcher
      2020 – 2021
    • Psychology, General

      Polk State College β€” Student Researcher
      2020 – 2021
    • Marine Sciences

      Discovery High School β€” Student Researcher
      2018 – 2019
    • Computer Science

      Polk State College β€” Student Researcher
      2021 – 2022

    Arts

    • John Casablancas Modeling and Acting

      Acting
      2017 – 2018
    • Ridgeview Global Studies

      Art Showcase
      Tampa Art Showcase
      2010 – 2010
    • Florida Virtual School

      Art Criticism
      Digital Art Lit Database
      2016 – 2017
    • Self-Started Project

      Computer Art
      Gilbert the Guppy
      2020 – 2021
    • The Sound of the Chamber

      Graphic Art
      Lead Designer
      2015 – 2016
    • Discovery High School

      Graphic Art
      DHS Spirit Week 20', DHS Spirit Week 21'
      2020 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      National Society of High School Scholars
      2018 – Present
    • Advocacy

      DoSomething.org β€” Student Advocate
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Discovery High School β€” Event Organizer
      2019 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Rachel's Challenge β€” Rachel's Challenge Member
      2014 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Amino β€” Micro Community Leader
      2018 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      Discovery High School β€” Orientation Staff Member
      2019 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship