Pages tagged "Girls in Tech"
Looking back on my busy summer, I can tell you that one of my favorite memories is going to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. I was selected to visit Goddard for five days to learn more about space! During the week, I was able to talk to lots of NASA professionals, including the head of the largest heliophysics division in the word. The Parker Solar Probe that just launched, will orbit the Sun closer than any other man made object has before! Just as this probe has launched, soon Preemadonna’s Nailbot will be launching.
My name is Tugba Rona, and I will be interning at Preemadonna this summer. I am starting my Full-Time MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the fall. I was actually born and raised around the Bay Area (specifically Palo Alto and San Jose) though I’m Turkish so I’m especially excited to be returning this summer after 8 years on the East Coast! I am truly looking forward to joining the dynamic and passionate Preemadonna team as they build more great products like the Nailbot. I am especially excited to learn how to navigate Silicon Valley from the expert herself, Pree!
Hello fellow Preemadonnas!
My name is Rohini Pandhi - I'm an advisor to Preemadonna and excited to share my personal journey with you. I was born just outside of Mumbai, India. My family emigrated to the U.S. when I was 3 years old, and I grew up next to cornfields in a sleepy Ohio town. So while my ethnic background is Indian, I identify as an American from the Midwest. I correctly refer to soda as “pop” and am prone to altitude sickness at the slightest sight of a hill.
On June 24th Pree and I packed up the Nailbot and went to the Stanford campus to present for classes at the Digital Media Academy Made by Girls program. We spoke with two groups of about 20 teenagers about the journey and the making of the Nailbot. One of the classes we met was learning about building mobile apps and the other was designing wearable tech. So of course Preemadonna and our Nailbots fit right in!
“What do you call a belt made out of watches?”
“A time belt?”
That was my attempt at answering my nine year old brother’s joke, and from the “Come on!” look on his face, I can tell I didn’t do too well. My suspicions are confirmed when he tells me, “Marie, that’s the mechanic’s answer!”.
Well, what can I say? I am a Mechanical Engineering major in her senior year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I enjoy being in a club on campus that designs and builds off road BAJA vehicles to race in the spring and regularly judges for First Lego League events. I am part of AOE, an engineering sorority, MakerGirl, a non-profit company that aims to inspire girls to find their passions through STEAM with the aid of 3D printers and am constantly working on group projects, such as my most recent, creating an emergency balloon flare.
Hi everyone, my name is Caitlyn Deegan and I am the new Ambassador Manager for Preemadonna. I am going into my junior year at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Materials Engineer. I am also a MakerGirl. I have been working with the nonprofit, MakerGirl, for about a year and a half now so I am an avid promoter of STEM especially for women. Through this experience, I was lucky enough to meet the Preemadonna team and I instantly fell in love with them and the Nailbot. I am extremely excited to start my journey with this company!
I proudly announce to people all the time that I am firm believer in the movement of getting more girls into the tech industry. It has been such a rewarding field for me that I cannot wait to spread the wealth to others. And I must say, seeing it happen in person was one of the most electrifying things on earth (pun totally intended, as you’ll soon find out).
From the day that Preemadonna was incorporated, I knew that we would be a global company built by girls. I wanted the company to incorporate a female, international perspective to power our products and community.