A Study On Education And Health Care Essay

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Education and health care have been my two passions in life, fostered from childhood by my family, especially my grandparents, who believed in global education for women.

My interest in computer science sparked at a Digi-Girlz camp, where I met many women in a variety of jobs from biotech to entertainment. After witnessing the myriad opportunities in computer science, I started a Girls Who Code Club in my freshman year to foster that sense of community among my peers. It was a challenge initially to promote this concept to my peers. However, I persevered, and the club was successful in its first year, as my team and I won a Covergirl App Challenge and a scholarship of $5000 for our app, Global Palette, which promotes global women empowerment and diversity.

My experiences with the Girls Who Code Club inspired me to expand this opportunity to more young women. To this end, I founded Girls In STEM, an organization dedicated to promoting young women in science, particularly in computer science, where they are underrepresented. I created an outreach program to middle schoolers, where our volunteer mentors would teach girls about app building and robotics in a creative and nurturing environment. The Girls in STEM initiative has four goals. The first is to create a comforting and inclusive environment for young girls to explore technology careers. To this end, I organized a STEM Conference with Congressman Scott Peters and prominent women in technology to inspire the next…

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