Laura Ruival is a software engineer with 15 years of software development experience. Since graduating from UC San Diego, she has continued to learn everything she can about coding while pursuing a career as a software engineer. In 2018 Laura began teaching coding and robotics for Alpine Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings STEAM subjects to elementary schools in the Alpine Union School District. She is also an instructor for UC San Diego Extension's Program Your Future program, which brings computer science courses to high school students, and she teaches coding workshops for Sally Ride Science Junior Academy. She recently completed the iOS Programming with Swift certification at UCSD Extension and earned the App Dev with Swift Certified User certification from Certiport in October of 2021. Laura is eager to pass on her knowledge and experience in the software industry and make coding accessible to every child.