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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hello, I am Patricia Brown and I am an elementary technology specialist in St. Louis Missouri. I work with teachers in helping them integrate technology in their classroom. I am also keynote speaker, trainer, and facilitator of technology workshops. I work with various organizations helping to educate students, teachers, and parents about the possibilities through STEM. In my spare...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Bonnie Nieves, I am a high school Biology teacher. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? Although I always wanted to be a teacher, I studied to be a Biologist. I worked in a lab studying proteins after getting my degree but was lonely in the lab working mostly independently. Some people really...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Monica Burns. I am a former NYC public school teacher and EdTech & Curriculum Consultant. I run the blog classtechtips.com, host the Easy EdTech Podcast, and have written several books on educational technology. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? After working as a classroom...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Sophia Lee. By day I am a Software Developer at Microsoft where I work with a team of developers to create one of the largest news sites in the world. By night I am a Transgender Social Activist who works to bring social justice to Transgender people. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Jenny Saucerman. I’m an instructional designer: someone who makes online education to teach adults skills for their workplaces. A big part of my job is making educational games and simulations which is pretty awesome! I also work with learning analytics and using statistics to help me understand whether the content I create is effective at teaching my learners. I...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I'm Julia, and I am a space roboticist who also loves art and science communication. I’m a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow and this summer I am at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where I work on making cool sensors for even cooler robots. My current project at NASA is with an origami-inspired robot called PUFFER. Outside of that, you can find me at Stanford...
With a high school background in mathematics and science, Tshireletso Kgabi’s interest in engineering occurred rather naturally; “I have always loved the challenge of being in a constant state of learning and critical thinking which develops an enquiring mind to solve technical and scientific problems. This developed my sense to understand and contribute to engineering issues,” Kgabi elaborates. She completed her...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! I’m Katie Mummah, a nuclear engineering and graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I build and use computer models to study the lifecycle of uranium. I’m using these detailed computer models to help us predict and identify countries who are trying to build nuclear weapons while hiding that information from the world. I also consider myself a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Marjorie Abdelkrime, professionally my title is Chief of Staff, that means I lead all execution of vision and strategy for the organization I work for, the Solution Engineering Org at VMware. Personally I am an ally and advocate for equality and equity in the workplace. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Ileana Crudu, and I have always been a fan of STEAM. I am the ambassador of a project called GirlsGoIT, where we empower girls in and through technology.  2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I grew up in a post-soviet country. Back in early 2000, my older sister had a computer,...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Maryam Zaringhalam and I’m a biologist by training who now works in science policy and science communication. I wear three broad hats: I’m an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, a Senior Producer for the Story Collider, and a leadership member of 500 Women Scientists. All of that work really boils down to answering this question: how can I help open...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Cathy Moya and I work for Microsoft in a Customer Experience Engineering team. My job is to connect our engineers and our customers so we can build the best possible products based on deep, honest feedback. I manage our Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) for System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, and Windows for IT. I manage our online suggestion...