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Sai Nimmagadda

Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek, WA
B.S. Computer Science (cum laude), University of Washington, Seattle
M.S. Computer Science, University of Washington
Software Engineer, Microsoft, Seattle, WA

What did you gain in TSA?

My experience in TSA instilled a diligence that I will carry with me throughout my life. This diligence was developed through exercises as small as compiling the binders submitted in competitions—to exercises as large as facilitating state and national conferences. I served as a chapter officer, Washington TSA reporter, and national TSA treasurer. Because of TSA, I developed a respect for the work that I undertake and, in turn, I am a generally more effective person.

What advice do you have for current TSA student members?

Use TSA as a tool to achieve competencies in a wide variety of disciplines. TSA has a wide range of competitions and leadership positions that, when pursued, can help you in a variety of ways. These competitions exercise abilities such as reasoning about engineering issues, communicating effectively, and developing yourself as a leader. If you enjoy learning and developing yourself, TSA has a ton to offer.