Podcast Manager


Heleina Cicero


10th Grade



As a lover of all things STEM, she strives to learn more every day. Mihika has been competing in Math competitions and winning awards since 3rd grade. She is also extremely interested in Computer Science and Engineering, and those are her favorite STEM classes at school. Mihika has been on a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team since 7th grade helping with programming the robot’s control systems and autonomous programs. She has also been on her school’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team since 9th grade and helps with wiring and programming the team’s robot. Mihika also enjoys tinkering with various Arduino projects.

Aside from all her STEM related activities, Mihika has been swimming competitively for almost a decade. She also swims for her high school. In her free time, Mihika enjoys reading, hiking, and skateboarding with her neighbors. A few of her recent hiking achievements include hiking Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and hiking Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park. She also loves playing piano and has been playing for several years.

Why Athena Racing is important to me:

Athena Racing is important to me because I think Athena Racing is a great program for all middle and high school girls interested in STEM. Athena Racing has introduced me to many different possible careers in the STEM industry that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise.


What I love about my position:

I am excited to be part of the Athena Racing Student Advisory Board again this year as the Podcast Manager. I will be growing the podcast, DRIVE to Success, talking to many more speakers to help inspire the STEM student community. 


My dream college:

MIT or Stanford


Career paths I’m considering:

Computer Science & Electrical Engineering


Other organizations involved in:

  • FIRST robotics

Awards & Certifications:

  • FABcamp Grand Champion 2020



Tech manipulation


STEM Role Model that I would like to meet:

Elon Musk