Monday, November 10, 2014

Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Over the last few weeks, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I have been sharing the work of organizations or projects that empower young Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [see posts here, here and here].

If you can’t already tell, this is a topic I am deeply passionate about, partly because it is personal. As a girl growing up in rural Puerto Rico I was very interested in everything STEM but knew very little about careers in the field and had no female role models in these disciplines until I got to college. Thankfully, that did not stop me from becoming a scientist.

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