I'm a junior at MAMS
Hello, my name is Jay Nagpaul. I was born on November 24, 2003, at Framingham Union Hospital. I began my academic career attending Grafton Public Schools, for my elementary school years. In middle school, I switched to Worcester Academy until my junior year of high school. Currently, I am a junior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI. I have lived in Grafton, MA my entire life, and can't wait for a change of scenery in the coming years!
I have been programming ever since middle school, and it is one of the big interests in my life. I began learning Python in seventh grade and developed several projects over the next couple of years. Programming has already opened several doors in my life. I have been an avid participant in hackathons throughout the years, attending and receiving an honorable mention at Blueprint, HackMIT. Along with this, programming gave me the opportunity to intern at UMass Medical School in a bioinformatics lab. You can see one of the prototype projects I worked on for the lab here: genome mismatch visualizer. I would encourage people to learn how to code, even if they are not necessarily interested in computer science, as it has a wide range of applications in several fields.
Outside of school, I'm extremely interested in entrepreneurship, and building/programming projects to sell. I first got into entrepreneurship during my eighth-grade year, when I began selling simple social media bots online. This sent me down on a path of building projects for both learning experience and profit. Throughout this time, I built a variety of projects ranging from an algorithmic cryptocurrency trading bot to selling t-shirt designs online. While many of these projects were not successful, I did learn something new each time.