¡Hola! My name is Arely (I also go by Ari) and I am a new addition to the amazing web development team here at Powderkeg. I am excited to be here to share my knowledge and skills to create powerful, visually appealing websites for our clients.

I came all the way from New Mexico to develop my career as a web developer in Madison. I have a background in Mathematics and Computer Science. The STEM field is something I have always been interested in.

From middle school to high school I was a member of M.E.S.A. Club (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) where I competed against other schools from across the state on the robotics team. This club is what encouraged me to go to college for a Math and CS degree. During college, being an alumni for the club, I would mentor middle/high school students competing in the regionals and championships. During the competitions, I would volunteer as a judge as well.

I would teach my students discrete mathematics, logic, and basic computer science code. I aimed my best to get students interested in STEM as much as possible.

Now in Madison, I volunteer to teach high school students about Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin during summer camps/seminars.

When I am not totally geeking out on code and math, I play video/board games, draw, and read comic books. I am excited to be a part of the Powderkeg team, and I look forward to all of my future accomplishments here!