Welcome to my i2 page! My name is Rylan Gutierrez, and I am a sophomore at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
I am currently a participant in the Japanese club, Photography club, a manager for JV basketball, and a member of the offseason track lifting team. During my freshman year, I was a player for SHC Boys Basketball. I fell in love with the community and atmosphere the program had to offer and decided to come back as a manager for my sophomore year.
Outside of school, I play basketball, lift, and code during my free time. I was introduced to the sport of basketball when I was in fourth grade, and I instantly fell in love with the sport. No matter how stressed I may be, as soon as I lace my shoes and take my first dribble, all my problems disappear. I see the sport as a work of art. The atmosphere of emotions, intensity, physicality, and competitiveness make the game a beautiful work of art. I have learned countless lessons from playing basketball, but the two most important ideas I have taken away are to always be competitive and never give up. I apply these ideas on the court, in the classroom, and in my everyday life. Without basketball, I would not be who I am today. Just recently, I became very interested in lifting weights and have been obsessed with seeing progress with my body visually and physically. Like basketball, lifting allows me to break from reality and create a sense of peace in my mind. Another recent hobby that I have is coding. Many of my family members majored in computer science/engineering, and I aspire to do the same. I am mostly self-taught, using videos on the internet to help guide me. However, I am taking AP Computer Science this year to help further enhance my knowledge of coding.
Last year, I did an i2 project with two of my friends, Keyon Tanksley and Brandon Holland. We converted a conventional mountain bike into an electric bike from scratch.
My i2 project has been going pretty well, but of course, there have been some bumps in the road. I am doing my i2 project with two other fellow i2 students, Brandon Holland and Keyon Tanksley. At first, our original plan for the project was to create a kit that could convert any conventional bicycle […] Read more
Words cannot describe how excited I feel about being a member of the i2 program. In my short time span of being a member of i2, my favorite part has definitely been the community. I have made many close friends and strong bonds due to i2. Every single person is helpful, friendly, and smart. They […] Read more
Ohm is a passion project composed by me and two other i2 scholars, Keyon Tanksley and Brandon Holland. In this project, our goal is to successfully convert a conventional mountain bike into a fully functional and reliable electrical bike.Project details