When I heard I'd received the Girls Inc. college scholarship, I was speechless. I knew my dream of becoming a computer engineer was achievable. - Diana, 17
From a young age, Caroline knew that she wanted to be an engineer. Growing up with parents who work in science and health-related fields, she too embraced her analytical nature and enjoyed solving math problems. Despite her inclination towards science, Caroline's insecurities about her weight and height held her back and negatively impacted her confidence. At Girls Inc., Operation SMART helped fuel her love of science and math, and the summer theater program helped Caroline discover how self-assured she could truly be.
Joining when she was 12 years old, Caroline learned to address an audience of people, maintain her composure, remain poised on stage, and even perform in front of large crowds. By testing herself and excelling in theater, Caroline found confidence, which she carried with her when she began to pursue a degree in STEM. Now, Caroline is in her freshman year at Vanderbilt University where she is studying to be an electrical engineer.
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