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Who We Are

As the STEM fields are predominantly male-dominated, Girl STEMinist strives to help bridge the gender gap through empowering young women to pursue careers in STEM through career exploration, collaboration, and community. One main way we do this is through our Digital Journals where young women across the world from the Philippines, United Kingdom, and the United States work together to help other young women learn more about careers in STEM. At Girl STEMinist we strive to build lifelong support networks among young women to cheer each other on in our own personal and STEM endeavors.

Meet the Team

We are a group of girls dedicated to bridging the gender gap in STEM. Here's a little more about us!

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Caitlyn Widjaja 

Executive Director

Caitlyn is a senior in high school from the Greater Seattle Area. She is passionate about women empowerment, especially in the STEM fields. She is interested in technology and its applications for social good, data, and business and marketing. Outside of Girl STEMinist Caitlyn enjoys trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and reading. She is super excited to be working with an amazing group of young women to help bridge the gender gap in the STEM fields!

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Mika Pascual

Director of Marketing

Mika is an undergraduate student studying at the University of British Columbia. She is hoping to pursue a career in medicine, specializing in Internal Medicine. She is interested in biology, psychology, and pharmacology. Mika is passionate about empowering women to pursue careers in STEM and inspiring others to follow their dreams. In her free time, Mika enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with friends.

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Alana Yee

Director of Technology

Alana is a senior in high school from California. She is interested in human biology, computer science, medical research, and the intersections of these fields. She is excited to work with Girl STEMinist because she wants to empower women to fully immerse themselves in the STEM field. Using technology, she hopes to create a positive community!

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Grace KS

Director of Community Engagement

Grace is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa. She is interested in public policy, psychology, and economics. Grace is passionate about women empowerment and strongly believes in the importance of bridging the gender gap, particularly in the workplace. She is excited to motivate young women in the GirlSTEMinist community to pursue their careers in STEM! In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, volunteering, and improving her French.

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Abhi Suresh

Director of Outreach

Abhi Suresh attends Bryn Mawr College, a women's college located right outside of Philadelphia. She is currently pursuing a degree in mathematics and is interested in entrepreneurship and technology as well. Abhi is interested in advocacy for women in the workplace, and believes helping educate young girls and women can help bridge the gender gap in STEM. Apart from Girl Steminist, Abhi spends her time cooking and baking, and enjoys finishing the paint by numbers art sets.

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Ava Knickerbocker

Director of Sponsorships

 Ava is a junior in high school from New York.  She is interested in neuroscience and environmental research, especially the link between environmental toxicants and neurodegeneration.  Ava joined Girl STEMinist to help young women discover their passions while increasing representation within STEM.  In her free time, Ava enjoys playing the bass guitar, crocheting, playing video games, and listening to music.  She is also a part of her school’s tennis and track & field teams.  Ava is very excited to work with Girl STEMinist!

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Chloe Joy Chang 

Director of Finance

Chloe Joy is a Korean American junior in high school currently based in Hong Kong. She is passionate about anything to do with medicine, fashion, graphic design, and STEM! She hopes to be able to make an impact in health legislation for underprivileged children, and work to provide services that open up access to mental health support to teenage mothers. Outside of school and Girl STEMinist, Chloe Joy loves to read, crochet, do fashion design, and MUN!