Hajirah N.

Hajirah is a junior in high school. She is passionate about robotics, engineering, and STEM. Her ambitions are channeled into a drive to inspire minority girls to join careers in STEM. She aspires to become either an electrical or robotics engineer. She is a martial artist with a second-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, having practiced the art for over 7 years. She is the founder of her school’s first STEM club, teaching coding and cybersecurity skills to the members. She is a part of the National Team for Girls Computing League, a current Girls Who Code member, and is a youth representative for her city’s council. She is the captain of her school’s FIRST robotics team and mentors a FIRST Tech Challenge Team. Her experience with robotics and martial arts is what sparked her passion, and she hopes to see more visible Muslim girls learn and grow through the two fields the same way she did. Besides that, she loves to write and aspires to publish a children’s book inspiring young girls to pursue engineering. Making an impact at a young age is a huge way to break down barriers, and she hopes her book can one day do that for others. She is passionate about the earth’s well-being, representing her state in an environmental advocacy group. In her spare time, she loves to read, skate, bake, spend time with family, and practice the Rubiks cube. She is thrilled to be joining the Advisory Board, and hopes to meet new people, learn about opportunities, and make an impact through this experience.