Brandon Holland

2025

Hey, I’m Brandon and I’m a sophomore in the i2 program here at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

At school I currently participate in Tedx Youth, Robotics Club, Engineering Club, Machine Learning Club, Coding Club, and Badminton Club. I’m also on the JV men’s swim team and play in the orchestra. This year I’ve been fortunate enough be leading the 3D printing operations in Robotics Club in addition to serving as concertmaster in the orchestra and on the leadership team. Over the pandemic I found a passion in engineering and tinkering through the boredom of quarantine. Ever since then, I’ve known I wanted to major in a stem field. Through clubs and activities at SH, I’m able to explore this passion and find what interests me the most.

Outside of school, I play the violin and piano, code, and lift. Since I was 5 years old, I’ve been playing the Violin and over the last 11 years this passion has taken me places I would have never imagined. Being able to express emotion and ideas through music I’m able to create is something I find comforting. Last summer while staying with my older brother at UCSD, I was introduced to lifting. The idea of pushing your body to its limits while improving your physical and mental health is something that really appeals to me. During the year, I try to visit the gym at least twice a week during my busy schedule to maintain my pr’s and stay physically active. Similarly, programming is something that I was introduced to relatively recently. While it started off as simple Arduino code I’d write within my engineering projects, I was able to dive deeper this summer through a paid web development internship at Code Tenderloin where I learned the fundamentals of frontend web development. Since then I’ve been learning JavaScript and Next.js in order to build dynamic web apps which I’m hoping to implement in my i2 project this year.

Last year for my i2 project, I worked with some friends in order to convert my hardtail mountain bike into an extremely powerful electric bike. Through the project we were able to explore the intricate mechanics and engineering of electric drivetrains. While I was able to explore my passion in electric and mechanical engineering, this year I decided to build upon the skills I learned during my internship and build a web app with the help of some other i2 scholars. As someone who commutes through public transit almost every day, I’ve slowly grown to appreciate the intricate system that branches throughout the city and allows for a cheap and clean travel. While San Francisco is ranked top 3 in the United States for its public transportation, there are still various aspects of the overall experience that could be improved in order to make transit more accessible to new users, and a better experience for current riders. Through InfoTransit, we want to solve these problems through software and create a better experience for riders.

As an i2 scholar, I’ve had a unique experience at SHC and I know that I’ll be able to further develop my interests and follow my passions through the opportunities presented to me.

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MY BLOGS

The i2 Journey Begins

I am so happy to have been excepted into the i2 program, and so excited in what the future holds in terms of projects, learning, and friendships. Over the course of this last month I’ve met so many new people, made new friends, and experienced a lot of what the i2, and overall SHC community […] Read more

i2 Projects

Ohm

The idea for Project Ohm initially came to fruition after three friends not having any idea of what to do for their i2 project, decided to build their own e-bike and in turn explore the intricate mechanics and engineering or electric drivetrains. In the end, our project aims to serve as an example and inspire others about engineering to explore and pursue their ideas and passions.

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