A Bay Area native and Girl Scout member for over five years, entering her senior year at High School. A honors student, member of the her schools yearbook , nominated by the faculty in her high school to the Link Crew, a leadership program in which upperclassmen help the incoming freshman acclimate into high school life. In addition to school activities, she volunteers her time to help feed and clothe those in need at Dolly's Closet, the Centerville Presbyterian Church, and the Davis Street organization.
In addition, she invented Snooptunes, a patent-pending technology that allows an unlimited number of people to share music from any type of portable music player (Ipods, MP3s, PSP, DVDs, CD players, etc.). NoeStringAttached is the first device on the market using this technology. She came up with the idea three years ago. When she was fourteen and had just gotten an Ipod and wanted to share music with my friends. She found this impossible to do with three or more people without playing my music aloud, which is prohibited at my school. So, she shared her idea with my father who in turn helped me find a local engineer. With his help, she was able to refine my idea and create a tangible product.
Since then, NoeStringAttached has been featured twice in my school newspaper and in over twenty online magazines along with a feature in Girls Scouts Heart of Central Californias quarterly magazine. She has been interviewed by MIT and NBC. She received the most votes for MSNBC's Best Elevator Pitch of 2006 where she appeared as the youngest participant. Her product is also scheduled to be featured on HGTV's I Want That! Tech Toys. NoeStringAttached is currently for sale online at B&H Photo. It is also available at the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California council store, making it the first electronic gadget to be sold in a Girl Scout Store.
Sue Schoneman and Helen Whitelaw: Girl Scouts Heart of Central California shop MIT article: http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/18433/
NBC interview: can be seen on my main website, http://www.snooptunes.com/
MSNBC elevator pitch: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16251260).
MSNBC best pitch of 2006: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=101126996&albumID=0&imageID=2617128B&H Photo: click the silver picture of my product at http://www.snooptunes.com/