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Sonoma Valley High student gets dream internship at Facebook

Over the past 18 months, Stephanie Angulo, SVHS '15, has spent the summer working for Google in Seattle, dived into life as a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and scored a coveted spot in Google's CodeU six-month online technical development program.

As if that weren't enough, Angulo has juggled that online internship with an internship at Occidental's library where she is helping to create the college's mobile app.

How does she top that? She learned last week that she'll be spending next summer in a paid internship (with housing) at Facebook's University for Engineering.

She will start her summer by traveling to Google in Mountain View to present an Android mobile app she is helping to develop before traveling down the road to start work at Facebook.

With each success, Angulo thinks back to high school and thanks one teacher in particular.

'Spending that month at Google (in) Seattle last summer was life changing, and it definitely pushed me to continue my passion for computer science,' she said. 'But I never would have gotten that internship if not for taking Mrs. (Ann) Wittbrodt's computer science class at Sonoma High.' Angulo wrote to Wittbrodt recently to tell her the news and to say, 'I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the impact you and your class had on me.'

She hopes to come back to Sonoma Valley High in May to speak to Wittbrodt's computer science class.

Contact Lorna at ourschools@sonomanews.com.

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