Community Involvement

KY Lt. Governor's STEM Challenge 2019

Feb - Mar


Guest Speaker for KY Lt. Governor's STEM Challenge. The Office of Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton and the Kentucky Science Center partnered up to offer an after-school Girls STEM Club at four middle schools in Lexington and Louisville beginning February and running through March.


FBI Louisville Citizens Academy Class 14



Graduate of the 14th Louisville FBI Citizens Academy Class. Invited to tour the FBI Headquarters in Washington DC and Quantico training facility as well as the Laboratory at Quantico. As an Alumni member, I help recruit youth who may be interested in a career with FBI. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education. Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition Mentor

2018 Aug -

2019 May

I mentored a high school student on conducting their STEM-related research project and provided input based on my life experiences.


SciGirls Code FlipGrid Role Model

2017 Sep -

2018 Mar

Conversed with young girls through Flipgrid videos. SciGirls Code is an outreach program where 16 partner organizations nationwide will be holding after school programs for middle school girls. The program is specifically designed to help address the gender gap in computer science programs by sparking and strengthening girls interest, skills, and confidence as technology creators.

ACM Tri-WIC Conference Panelist

2018 Feb

2016 Feb

Guest Speaker and Panelist for Tri-WIC event in 2016 and 2018


Society of Women Engineers Guest Speaker

2016 Apr

Guest Speaker for "WOW! That's Engineering" Event

Girl Scouts GEMS Guest Speaker

2015 Nov

Guest Speaker for Girl Scouts Girls: Engineering, Mathematics, Science Event

Guest Speaker discussing my experiences as a woman in STEM, my career journey and daily responsibilities.

Elementary Robotics Club Presentation Judge

2015 Nov

Acted as a judge and provided feedback to Elementary school students on their presentation for their Robotics Club.

SHE++ #include Ambassador

2014 Dec -

2015 Dec

SHE++, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to empower underrepresented groups in technology by dismantling negative stereotypes surrounding technical careers. We aim to dispel the misconception that computer science is not a career for women and minorities by rebranding what it means to be a technologist.