Mariam Sargsyan: From Photography to Programming and Out of the Comfort Zone

Mariam Sargsyan: From Photography to Programming and Out of the Comfort Zone

Basketball, violin, piano, vocal 14-year-old Mariam Sargsyan has tried them all! But, nothing really stuck until TUMO.

“TUMO exceeded my expectations,” said Mariam, who is currently a TUMO Stepanakert student.

As she started exploring the different learning targets, she realized that she’d have to try them all to narrow down her interests. That’s how she decided to take every workshop at TUMO. After completing the writing workshop, she’ll move on to programming.

“I have no experience with programming, but I’m eager to try it out. It seems like it could be exciting,” she said.

Mariam tells about her new skills outside of the TUMO learning targets.

I’ve made new friends here, I’ve learned about teamwork, and because of my interactions with lab leaders from abroad, my ability to speak English is improving,” she explained. “ When I started, I was coming to TUMO on different days than my friends. That’s why I had to be open to new people. If I had the same schedule as my friends, I may not have gotten to know so many new people.”

FUN FACT

Mariam would love to have her own planet, where she’d make the rules. There would be peace, a very large swimming pool and lots of candy.