As a jewelry designer, I created a line of jewelry highlighting Women in the history of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math ) fields. I’m a huge history nerd, and I love any excuse to learn new things. I wanted to bring attention to these fascinating women in history that somehow I had never heard of.
STEM fields have a huge gender gap, and one of the biggest struggles to bridging that gap is showing young girls they are welcome in currently male-dominated fields. My favorite Sally Ride quote is “You can’t be what you can’t see.” I created my jewelry line to showcase role models‘ for young girls to look up to and also to give me an excuse to keep learning and sharing these stories.
In the process, I found myself creating role models for what I wanted to pursue. I taught myself to code, and a few years later, it’s my full-time. I love the career I’ve created in the tech space. I’m able to use my design background, but I’m also able to use the logical side of my brain. For me, web design and development is like a puzzle, and all the pieces fit together. It’s so satisfying to create functional, beautiful websites.
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