In Draw Her Life, our guides take you through her life's journey to date. You get an exclusive look at the life of an incredibly talented woman in STEM! Watch the latest Draw Her Life campisode below!

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This Astrophysicist Sends Satellites Tied to a Rocket to Study the Sun

As an Astrophysicist, Kelly works on satellites that are attached to rockets that are sent up to space to study the Sun. While watching this, you’ll learn about how Kelly’s fascination in the Sun led to her studying astrophysics and how a speaking engagement (that she wasn’t going to go to!) got her the job of a lifetime!

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Kelly Korreck is an Astrophysicist, the Head of Science Operations and Project Manager for the SWEAP Suite aboard Parker Solar Probe.

What is a Nuclear Engineer and What Do They Do? Learn from Dr. Ciara Sivels

From this video, you’ll learn about perseverance, following your dreams and the importance of careers in STEM like nuclear engineering as Dr. Ciara Sivels shares about her journey. You’ll also learn that though many think Nuclear Engineering has to do with weapons, it can actually help with energy and cancer research!

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Dr. Ciara Sivels is a Nuclear Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She is also the first Black woman to receive a PHD in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan!

Hanging Out with Creepy Crawlies!

Ronda Hamm probably has one of the creepiest jobs you can think of...well, she is an entomologist! Working with creepy crawlies like spiders and bugs, Ronda studies insects so she can teach folks like ourselves more about them.
Ronda started out her career by studying ants and figuring out how to get them to help plants. As she continued to learn, she also started inventing and she worked with her team on a bed bug detector!

Activity

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Ronda Hamm
Leads an entomology and grasshopper research team for Corteva Agriscience.
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Are There Really Aliens Out There?!

Space Professional, Dana Bolles has faced some obstacles but it has never stopped her from going after her dreams!
Making her dreams come true, Dana works for the biggest space agency and manages the payloads and makes sure everything is safe for launch. She’s also working on a project that is exploring other life on other planets!

Activity

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Dana Bolles
Manages payloads for the Int. Space Station.
AAAS If/Then Ambassador

Save Animals from Pollution!

USDA Ecologist, Lindsey Rustad has been fighting to save animals’ environments since she was a little girl. From helping clean up litter to finding ways to get rid of the pollution in the beaches, Lindsey’s mission has always been to help animals.
Now as a USDA Ecologist, Lindsey conducts climate change experiments in the forest to help all the plants/trees and animals.

Activity

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Lindsey Rustad
Forest service ecologist for the USDA who spends most of her time out in the field!
AAAS If/Then Ambassador

Meet the YouTube Coder Behind the Subscribe Button

From becoming an actress to going back to school for coding and then getting a job at YouTube, Kim has made sure to follow her dreams. And even when it seemed like she was too late in the game or was a little worried to start over, she pushed on through and great things happened!

Learn all about Kim's journey and why fear shouldn’t stop you from going after what you want!

Activity

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Kim Swennen
Programmer at YouTube who manages a team of other computer scientists.
AAAS If/Then Ambassador

Learn How Math is Used to Research How to Keep People Alive Longer

In this new campisode of ‘Draw Her Life,’ Biomathematician Neha Murad shares about her job researching numbers and data that help her learn why people age and what can be done to help them live longer and healthier lives. It’s actually quite interesting!

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Neha is a Computational Biologist at Calico Life Sciences where she uses her mathematical modeling skills to understand the biology that controls lifespan.