Future Leaders of IT 2015


Ann Gould

Ann Gould is excited to study Software Engineering at Iowa State University in the Fall of 2016. Inaddition to being a part of the honor roll at her high school, her interest in computer science classes has evolved into a passion for programming. She learned the value of leadership when she was a participant in the Des Moines Partnership’s Youth Leadership Initiative, and continued mentoring for the program. She combined her love of leadership and computer science together by becoming the president of Hyperstream, the computer science club at her high school. Ann embraces the spirit of service and has logged over 200 hours of community service. One of Ann’s favorite activities in high school was being a part of the archery club and is looking to becoming involved with Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) nextyear at Iowa State.


Erwin Karincic

Erwin Karincic currently attends Chesterfield Career and Technical Center and James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia. While in high school, he completed a full-time paid internship at the Fortune 500 company Genworth Financial sponsored by RichTech. Erwin placed 5th in the Cisco NetRiders IT Essentials Competition in North America. He has obtained his Cisco Certified Network Associate, CompTIA A+, Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer and many other certifications. Erwin has 4.7 GPA and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall of 2016.