Pages tagged "College"


1871 Pitch - From Preemadonna Ambassador to Entrepreneur

Outside of interning for Preemadonna and helping with Nailbot, I've been an active entrepreneur exploring new business ideas. On July 19th 2018, I did my first business pitch. My business is called SquareOne and we focus of providing teens with career development programs through the use of our app. We created a platform that connects programs looking for high school students to students. This Pitch competition was held at 1871 and was organized through a group called Future Founders. This was a great experience because 2 weeks leading up the pitch I was given guidance by Future Founders on how to properly develop my business plan.

Throughout the two weeks no one really minded my nails. People even gave me comment on how nice and long my nails were. I remember a couple of days into the program I engaged in a very lively conversation on how to keep I keep my nails nice and long. So, my nails didn't affect me negatively at all.

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History of Nails

In today’s American society, it is fair to say when males paint their nails it is considered stange. However, thousands of years ago painting nails was normal for men. Here where some examples.

In 3200 BC, people in Babylonia wore different nail polish colors to signify classes. The darker the color the higher class you are and alternatively the lighter colors were for lower classes. Even the soldiers would put on black and green nail polish. They actually believed having those colors on would intimidate and instill fear into their enemies.

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Hello Alan!

Meet the latest Preemadonna Ambassador and Intern!

Alan is a Freshman at Denison University. In High School he got very involved in the Chicago community.He worked on the executive board of both the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action and the Junior Economic Club. These student led non-profit organizations focused on teaching youth on how to become better leaders.  

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Jacquelene - Preemadonna Coder & Artist

Hello beautiful Preemadonnas!

My name is Jacquelene Pham and I am moving toward my junior year at UCSC aiming for my B.S. degree in computer engineering. I have a loving family and group of friends back at home that continues to support each other to become better people. Scrolling through my social media feed one day, I found my friend Ankita, posting about a cool robot that left her painted nails fully designed– this was how I discovered Preemadonna. After hearing more about it, I was instantly amazed and inspired by how the organization put the two worlds of tech and beauty together. I knew it would be a wonderful place for me to contribute my passions and knowledge while learning more alongside the Preemadonna team.

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Welcome Anisha - Creative Coder & College Intern

Hi Preemadonnas,

My name is Anisha Tavva and I am a rising third year at the University of California, Santa Cruz pursuing a BS in Computer Science. A couple of fun facts of myself include: I love exploring nature, I love reading&binge watching TV, I love to spend time with my family&friends. I have lived in the Bay Area my whole life and love exploring the vast food places and nature sites. I absolutely love spending my time in the city, San Francisco. I am a barista at a local café in my school and love interacting with people. I am beyond excited to be a summer intern for Preemadonna!

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Meet Ankita - Preemadonna Inspirational Coder

Hello Preemadonnas! My name is Ankita Upadhyay and I am currently a rising junior at UCSC pursuing a B.S. degree in computer science. I have a loving family with amazing, supportive parents, and a cute little sister who may or may not be better than me at coding. My best friend, Sneha, told me about Preemadonna and I was instantly intrigued by everything it stands for. Empowering women, inspiring creativity, and promoting self-expression all while utilizing tech skills by creating, inventing, designing…the possibilities are unlimited!

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Grace - Our Aspiring Entrepreneur & Preemadonna Community Manager

Hey Preemadonna people!

My name is Grace Quinn and I am a freshman this year at Indiana University studying business marketing and psychology. A couple quick fun facts about myself: I play the ukulele, I have two dogs named after my two favorite treats: Oreo and Rolo, I have lived in California my whole life so you can pretty much always find me at the beach, I am a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, and I am super excited to be a summer intern!

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Sneha - Teaching Coding through Nail Art

What’s up Preemadonnas? My name is Sneha Ramesh, I’m 19 years old and a current sophomore at Santa Clara University majoring in Computer Science. I’m a new intern at Preemadonna, and I’m going to be working with Kyra to develop the new “Code Your Own Nail Art” website and then hopefully work on even more diverse projects in the future!

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Devon Explores Materials Science, Art & Make-up

My name is Devon Goszkowicz and I am a junior at the University of Illinois, studying Materials Science and Engineering. Materials Science is a discipline that draws from chemistry, physics, and engineering to understand materials that we see in our daily lives. There are a few different categories in Materials Science, or MatSE, such as ceramics, biomaterials, polymers, electronic materials, and metals. Ceramics can range from glasses to materials in cell phones, while biomaterials can be items such as knee replacements, prosthetics, or braces. Polymers are commonly thought of as plastics, while electronic materials include the items that make up your computer.

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Sona - Preemadonna Industrial Engineer & MakerGirl

My name is Sona Kaul. I am an industrial engineering major at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in May 2017. I am working on the Preemadonna mobile app and I am also a MakerGirl Change Maker!

My experiences and knowledge that I have gained with Preemadonna and MakerGirl have truly opened my eyes to the progress that women have made in recent years but also all the progress we have yet to make.

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