Bios

Meet your mentors!

Manya

Program Founder, CEO

A high school senior, Manya is excited about pursuing a career in STEM. She is a Gold Award Girl Scout, and she hosted Girls in STEM Seminars last summer as part of her Gold Award project. She has placed in many science competitions, and qualified and competed at Science Olympiad Nationals. She is the founder/president of the Girls in STEM club at her high school. She is a member of multiple honor societies, and she holds a position as an officer for the Science National Honor Society. She is passionate about teaching young girls about STEM.

Aarzoo

A high school senior Aarzoo loves learning about STEM. She has earned her Girl Scouts Gold Award for a STEM themed project. She participates in chemistry-based forensics competitions at her school. She placed in many mathematics competitions throughout elementary and middle school. Aarzoo is a Science Olympiad nationalist. She is part of Mu Alpha Theta as well as the National Honors Society. She has also been part of the girls Varstiy Tennis team since freshman year, and was co-captain her junior year. She is eager to meet and teach the girls!

kripa

A high school freshman, Kripa spends her free time learning about STEM. She has participated and placed in many local and national level science and math competitions, and is a part of multiple math and science clubs at her school. She also qualified for National Science Olympiad for multiple events. She has been involved in many STEM groups and clubs throughout elementary and middle school. She is working on her STEM-related Gold Award project. She is extremely thrilled to share her love of STEM with young girls!

A note from the program's founders...

All three of us, as girls in STEM, know the importance of empowering young girls in their STEM education. We have all been in the girls' shoes, experiencing "ah-ha moments" and fascination throughout our STEM journeys. Our program is hopefully a small step in the girls' STEM journey, as they learn to love science, technology, engineering, and mathematics throughout their educational and professional years. We are eager to start teaching the girls!