MakerGirl Board of Advisors
I joined the BOA so that girls across the country, including my nieces Hannah and Anora, can become MakerGirls and be inspired by the marvels of science and technology.
From the moment I first heard of MakerGirl's pilot session, I knew this was going to be a formative program for my daughter. So it has proven to be, and I'm happy to do my part in giving back to an Organization which has been so amazing Addy's technical competence and creative confidence! Now, to deliver the same results for thousands more MakerGirls and future #GirlBosses.
MakerGirl is not just a nonprofit or college club organization. It's a movement of smart, creative and inventive girls and women working to empower the next generation of female technologists. I'm humbled to call myself a MakerGirl and even more proud to be a part of this incredible and resilient team.
As an alum and now staff member of the University of Illinois, I am proud to be a part of the MakerGirl movement that started here and is now spreading that love and power of women in STEM to more and more communities. As a former middle school teacher of math and science, I often encountered talented teens who had already given up on STEM. MakerGirl is taking action to shift gender bias and its effects by giving girls the tools, confidence, and experience that enables them to see future scientists, engineers, programmers, and more when they look in the mirror. I love to listen to my young niece as she shares her excitement about the computer programming she is doing at school. This is the excitement of MakerGirl, and I am proud to be a part.