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Author Sasha “The STEM Queen” Alston

“Less than 1% of high school girls are even interested in pursuing a computer science degree. I think raising interest in STEM should be done at an early age. Girls hearing from me, a millennial, who likes fashion and music just like most of them but also thinks coding is cool, has made an impact on them.”

Science Communicator Stephany Lowe

“Engaging people in conversation about science and seeing the wonder in their expressions when they talk about science. It reminds me of hope and possibility. It is really cool to hear people get excited about science.”

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

“Always remember even if you do not see anyone who looks like you along your journey into tech, you still belong there and just keep going. You can do it!”

Engineer and Entrepreneur Shavonti Archer

“Staying focused young women on the goal at hand is going to get you there. Trust me, this journey will not be easy, and remember that anything worth having is worth fighting for.“

Biomedical Science PhD Student Jazmine Benjamin

“It’s discouraging for the moment, but it’s important to remember that for every door that closes, there’s another one opening up that’s going to get you where you need to go. Don’t be afraid to take detours.“

Science Communication Officer Kimberleigh Tommy

“Academia is not easy, it can take an emotional toll on you and there is often stigma attached to speaking openly about it. In sharing my truth I hope that more young women realize it’s ok to have bad days and that eventually, you will get there.”