This past Saturday, March 10th, I got to participate in JPL’s Women in STEM event. The event was held at Franklin High School in Los Angeles, and hosted 3000 students and teachers from Middle and High Schools in the area. The goal was to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM fields, and I think we succeeded!
The event kicked off at 8:30am with talks from a dozen women who work at JPL – myself included. The roster spanned all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines. Following the talks, each of us went into our respective rooms for more one-on-one conversations with the students. There was an Earth room, two Mars rooms, and a Jupiter/Europa room. We fielded a lot of great questions, and I hope to see some of these girls at JPL or in other STEM jobs in the future!