Daniil Maslav is an aspiring computer scientist who grew up in Moscow, Russia. He enjoys computer science because he has realized that a simple algorithm can benefit other people and also be profitable. There is also the opportunity to make a difference and solve everyday problems by coding in a matter of hours. He is also an older brother and has discovered a passion for swimming, cycling, coding and reading in his free time. Both of his parents have taken on important jobs. His father is a real-estate developer and his mother is a financial director of a salt company. Although he enjoys being with his parents, he attends a boarding school in Rugby, United Kingdom, and will be completing his senior year in June. His favorite subject is Physics, however, other classes have made an impact on him.
Geography has made Daniil aware of a major issue in the world. Through that class he became aware of the lack of water. He was taught that a large population of Africa and the Americas do not have access to water, and those who do have access to water take it for granted.
Due to this information Daniil wants to work to solve this catastrophic problem. Places have privatized access to water, so people can only access it by paying for it. This prevents locals from being able to drink water because they cannot afford to spend money on drinking water. If these places become public and certain laws are recreated then locals will be able to drink water. Daniil also believes that through creating the right products and by educating people, this problem will be solved.
Daniil’s interest in helping to solve the world was motivated by very scary but realistic facts. Daniil came across the death count on the internet, and by becoming aware of these numbers he was motivated to try and change that for the better. He believes that he can make a difference on these statistics because even simple things have a large impact. One example of a small thing that has helped to solve the water crisis is filter straws. Daniil noticed that filter straws are a cheap way to filter water and they are also reusable. Daniil will continue to explore different ways to solve this crisis in the coming weeks.
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