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 SHCP JV track 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. This year, I am a part of the 4×1 relay team for the track team.
Outside of school, I play basketball, lift, and code during my free time. I was introduced to basketball in fourth grade and 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 makes the game beautiful. Without basketball, I would not be who I am today. I currently participate in a club basketball team known as “Spartans,” We travel to various places all over the country, like Vegas and Hawaii, for tournaments that hold teams from all over the nation to compete against each other. I will be on the 16u/17u team and will be playing against high-level athletes.
I have become very enthusiastic about going to the gym and lifting weights. Over time, I have learned to fall in love with the process more than the accomplishments. Falling in love with the process allowed me to unlock a different version of myself, making me push myself harder, and dramatically increasing my physical strength. I have learned that staying consistent is more important than being motivated, and I have applied that same mindset to school.
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 primarily 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. This year, I plan to make a conceptual design of a wave energy converter to dive deeper into the field of engineering. Then, I will begin building the machine as a continuation project for my junior year.
This year, I will be joining Keyon Tanksley with the continuation of his previous project, A.I.R. We are building upon last year’s project, which was a conceptual app that allowed athletes to have all the features of a physical therapist in their pockets. The app monitors the progression of their injury and offers tips to […] Read more
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
Redesigning the futureProject details