AlRitia currently works at McKesson as a Project Manager. She received her Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Akron and her Master's in Engineering Management from Case Western Reserve University. At the end of 2018, she moved to Dallas, TX, to begin her career. AlRitia is actively involved with the NSBE DFW Professionals Chapter and served as the 2019-2020 Collegiate Chair and the Programs Chair from June–October 2020 for the NSBE DFW Professionals Chapter. AlRitia recently became the founder & CEO of Unicorn Leaders, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring young women of color into STEM leadership positions. In her free time, she likes to walk her dogs and binge watch TV.
Amy is a Computer Science PhD student at North Carolina State University with a passion for computer science education, outreach, and broadening participation in computing. She leads both middle and high school outreach programs with local students in North Carolina and has partnered with 4-H, local schools, and local STEM enrichment programs to reach youth in the area. Since the summer of 2019, she has led an internship program that partners high school computing interns across the country with K-12 teachers to create lessons and activities for their classrooms. Amy is originally from Iowa (yes, she loves sweet corn) and received a bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Science from Wartburg College. In her free time she enjoys going to musicals, playing board games, and reading science fiction and fantasy books.
Candid is an Entrepreneurship Counselor for Queens Public Library, where for the past four years she has assisted entrepreneurs with business development by creating various workshops and programs. She is passionate about teaching teens the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through her company Future Mogul Academy.
Candid’s goal is to influence a generation of young adults to become masters at taking charge of their life, by way of goal setting — is where her true passion lies. Candid is a proud graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Communications.
Emma (she/her/hers) works as a Program Specialist for the UCAR Center for Science Education (SciEd). UCAR SciEd serves as an educational center for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) located in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to this role, she was a Program Specialist for the GLOBE Program, a NASA-funded, international, STEM education effort. She has a broad range of knowledge in education program facilitation, project coordination, structural organization, programmatic and logistical event planning, and evaluation. She has always had a passion for STEM and studied Biochemistry and Public Health for her undergraduate degree. Since graduating she has found an interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Science.
Hannah works as Girlstart's Summer Camp Senior Coordinator, ensuring camps are a fun and empowering experience for everyone involved. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from Southwestern University and enjoyed her four years leading after school and summer camp programs as a Girlstart STEM CREW (Creative, Resourceful, Empowered Women). Hannah graduated with her Master of Public Health from Concordia University Texas in December 2021 and has a special interest in the community health benefits of quality education. In her free time, Hannah loves to read a good book, shop for plants, bake a new recipe, or rewatch one of her favorite comedy TV shows. She is thrilled to learn more about gender equity in STEM and collaborate with others as an NGCP fellow!
Kayleigh brings experience in environmental education, STEM, event planning and project management. Kayleigh has worked in nonprofits like USFWS, National Audubon Society and currently, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. As the STEM Program Manager at the STEM Center of Excellence, Kayleigh ensures programming is interdisciplinary, robust, hands-on and a safe space for Girl Scouts. While STEM is the focus, Kayleigh works towards aligning Mental Health initiatives into programming when developing experiences that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible to diverse communities.
Kayleigh is passionate about bridging the gender and wage gap in STEM fields, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, and fostering experiences that encourage young women to challenge myths and preconceived notions they may believe about themselves. Kayleigh holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kayleigh enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and two dogs, Charlie, and Pudge. Kayleigh also loves birdwatching and is on her way to growing her Life List.
Martha believes in equality for all, and she believes in the power of inspiring and empowering others. She is an educator and has a background in Museum Education working with Intrepid Museum and Museum of Food and Drink in New York City. Martha received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Teaching from the City University of New York CUNY Lehman College and has also received her Initial Certification as a Social Studies Teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and visiting museums and Educational Institutions.
Safiya believes that programming to inspire and foster passion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is crucial for the advancement of this field towards equity and the inclusion of underrepresented and under-resourced communities.
Safiya has served as a science educator through VISTA Academy for the past three years and works as a mentor in the Intrepid GOALS for Girls Navigator Program. Safiya received her Master’s in Arts for Teaching (M.A.T) from Relay Graduate School for Education and lives in Brooklyn, New York. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, cooking, and reading.