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In this week’s #DataTalk, we chat with Jennie Ibrahim about her career journey and work to empower girls to pursue careers in STEM. To join Jennie in fighting the COVID-19 learning loss for low-income STEM girls, you can donate to Project Scientist. If you’d like your company to support low-income STEM girls, please reach out to Jennie Ibrahim or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also check out upcoming virtual events to help girls with STEM:
Project Scientist offers an immersive STEM experience that comes with access to leading STEM curriculum, carefully crafted and led by credentialed teachers, and a STEM lab kit that will allow students to conduct five experiments from their own lab space! Join us live for our six-week summer program in virtual classrooms of no more than 25 girls per teacher or enjoy the flexibility of online learning on your own time.
Sign up your daughter (4-12 years old) to experience the magic of science with the whole family from the convenience of your home. Use code JENNIE10 to get 10% off of the Project Scientist Virtual Lab.
Jennie Ibrahim is Chairman of the Board of Project Scientist and Senior Software Engineer at Google.
Prior to joining Google, she worked for Department of Defense contractors including General Dynamics Information Technology and BAE Systems. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Northeastern University, Boston. Jennie frequently lectures on topics ranging from Java and Angular Dart to team dynamics and building professional networks.
Jennie has always been passionate about education and particularly about encouraging girls to enjoy STEM. Born and raised in Sudan, Jennie saw poverty and how nonprofit organizations improved the standard of living of whole communities because of their investments in education and building schools.
Through her experiences as an immigrant in the U.S., where resources are comparatively abundant, it became clear that a more holistic approach incorporating education with the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of students is key in equipping them to achieve their dreams.