November 12 / Conference

I am struck that I haven’t written a list of what to take to the conference. So here it is, a no-frills post about what to bring. And I think their value is self-explanatory. Be sure to check out the …

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November 9 / Interview

Why did you apply to be a Forbes Under 30 Scholar?

I’ve learned first hand what representation can do for individuals as well as communities. It insights a sense of belonging that leads to action coming a different perspective and …

Read the PostA conversation with Warisha Soomro

November 9 / Interview
October 28 / Conference

Today was the first day of the Forbes under 30 summit in Detroit
and what a day! We had quite a few experiences that were new and exciting.

Check in! We got our badges the night before at one of …

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October 25 / Conference

This is a continuation of my series of profiles on Under 30 scholars who will be attending the Forbes Under 30 summit in Detroit from October 27-30. I am struck by how many scholars have a deep commitment to their

Read the PostA conversation with Daniela Beck

October 7 / Conference

The Under 30 Scholars program is a chance for students to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit. Students apply and are accepted based on their eligibility to attend the summit. I’m taking some time to talk to one of those

Read the PostTalking with Ashley Scott

September 12 / Culture
September 12 / Culture

As a student, I learned an important lesson about being innovative on campus. That students influence other students!

I often wondered how to bring the change I wanted to see. And I would have conversations with faculty and staff about …

Read the PostAre you a changemaker?

January 3 / Mentoring

From Idaho to San Diego — In December I had a fantastic time sharing with young students my passion for prototyping, troubleshooting and of course robotics.

We were looking for a way to teach the kids a new skill and …

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August 26 / Culture

My friend Daniel agreed to meet up with me at my first Star Trek convention. Being a Trekkie is something my family strongly believes in. And I am one of those people that want to make the world reflect that

Read the PostTop 3 culture tips from Star Trek

August 26 / Conference

Portland, Oregon — This year has been very fun speaking about the topics I am passionate. The Open Source Conference or OSCON invitation was extended to me by Scott Hanselman. This guy! Super great to be around and a fantastic …

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August 26 / Internship
August 18 / Engineering

My first major story of summer 2018 is Maker Faire.

I have had a very small experience with the maker culture. And I don’t know that I was expecting something so rich and filled with the so much variety. No

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January 4 / College Life

The first idea is simple — if you don’t come from a minority experience NEVER presume to know their struggles. Even if you find yourself gaining friends who are from underrepresented populations, it is essential to continue a habit …

Read the PostHow to pen more inclusive student ideas

October 14 / Culture

How do we find ourselves in a world where there are so many firsts to be had for women of color? There are so few doctors, engineers, filmmakers that reach the level of success and recognition that even some of …

Read the PostWhere is the clout for women of color?

September 6 / Culture
August 26 / Resources
July 5 / College Life
July 5 / Inspiration

Last month I had the fantastic experience of speaking at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, right next to the Google campus. Last summer I listened to quite a few of the NPR radio programs recorded there and …

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July 5 / Diversity

I participated in my first ever Pride celebration this year in downtown San Francisco with Google! It was such a fantastic experience all around. But as of today, 14 members of the transgender community have died in the year 2017. …

Read the PostMy first Pride celebration