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LATINOS IN STEM

Latinos across the United States are making their mark in STEM

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski - PhysicistSabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Job: Graduate Student at Harvard University

STEM Area: Physics

Accomplishments: Graduated top of her class at MIT, written and presented her physics research numerous times, job offers from NASA and Blue Origin, built and flew her own airplane

More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabrina_Gonzalez_Pasterski; physicsgirl.com

 

Gabriel A. MontañoGabriel A. Montaño

Job: Researcher at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos National Laboratory; President of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

STEM Area: Biology

Accomplishments: Published numerous papers on Soft, Biological & Composite Nanomaterials

More info:  https://clas.asu.edu/content/gabriel-montanohttps://www.lanl.gov/expertise/profiles/view/gabriel-montano

 

 

Alissa ChavezAlissa Chavez

Job: Inventor and business owner

STEM Area: Engineering

Accomplishments: Teenage inventor of Hot Seat: a device that prevents children from accidentally being left in a hot car,  Babyhotseat.com

More info: https://twitter.com/alissamchavez

 

Jannie Fernandez

 

Jannie Fernandez

STEM Area: computer science

Job: TECHNOLOchicas program manager

Accomplishments: working to help Latinas in tech and making girls aware of STEM

More info: https://technolochicas.org/

 

Laura GomezLaura Gomez

Job: CEO and Founder of Atipica- a tech company that builds artificial intelligence that helps companies build a more inclusive workforce

STEM Area: computer science

Accomplishments: A former undocumented immigrant, she has worked for Google, YouTube, Jawbone, and Twitter and has a passion for diversity in tech

More info: https://medium.com/@AlchemistAcc/an-interview-with-laura-gomez-ceo-atipi...

 

Cecilia Aragon

Cecilia Aragon

Job: Professor at University of Washington, department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

STEM Area: computer science

Accomplishments: Co-inventor of the Treap Data Structure, known for work in data science and visual analytics of large data sets

More info: https://www.hcde.washington.edu/aragon

 

 

Andrés HenrîquezANDRÉS HENRÍQUEZ

Job: Vice President of STEM Learning in Communities at New York Hall Of Science 

STEM Area: STEM Education

Accomplishments: Launched an initiative to implement high-quality STEM engagement in the Latino community, created partnerships between the museum and the community.

More info: https://twitter.com/andreshenriquez?lang=en

 

 

Nicole Hernandez HammerNicole Hernandez Hammer

Job: Union of Concerned Scientists, Climate Change Activist and Sea-Level Researcher

STEM Area: Environmental Science

Accomplishments: Has co-authored many research papers on the impacts of climate change in coastal areas, particularly in areas with large Latino populations

More info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-hernandez-hammer-aaaaa746/

 

 

Diana SierraDiana Sierra

STEM Area: Engineering

Job: CEO and Founder of Be Girl

Accomplishments: Founder of a company that designs reusable menstrual hygiene products for women around the world - Be Girl

More info: http://dianasierra.com/be-girl/

 

 

Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa

Image: NASA

STEM Area: engineering, physics, and space exploration

Job: Astronaut, Director of the Johnson Space Center

Accomplishments: first female Hispanic astronaut,

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Ochoa

 

 

Scarlin HernandezScarlin Hernandez

STEM Area: Engineering

Job: Spacecraft Engineer for NASA

Accomplishments: received a full scholarship to study computer engineering, internship at age 20 for NASA

More info: https://alltogether.swe.org/2017/09/hispanic-heritage-month-spotlight-sc...

 

Vanessa Galvez

Vanessa Galvez

STEM Area: Engineering and Construction

Job: Resident Engineer, NYC Dept. of Design and Construction

Accomplishments: Managed a project to improve neighborhood resiliency against flooding and runoff while increasing beauty

More info: https://latintrends.com/latina-engineer-manages-a-multi-million-dollar-p...