Science Club for Girls
As I reach the end of my half-year of service, I’m amazed by how much I’ve been able to accomplish.
From the beginning of my service, my host site Science Club for Girls has entrusted me with lots of responsibilities and opportunities to learn new skills. I feel very lucky to have learned so much in such a short period of time—and that’s in no small part to the guidance of my supervisor and other colleagues at my host site.
During the past few months, I have worked with our Campus chapters at Northeastern University, Boston College, Harvard University, Brandeis University, and Wellesley College. I've been able to support these young women as they run science clubs for girls and teens in the Greater Boston area and build the capacity of the program for Science Club for Girls.
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Girls Career Mentoring |
program orientation training
The reason I was drawn to serving as an Americorps Ambassador of Mentoring is that I believe strongly in giving back to the communities I live and work in. Previous to my service year as Campus Chapter Program Associate, I was working as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. Though this job was wonderful in many ways, I felt that I was missing out on the ability to more directly serve my community. Science Club for Girls has been the missing puzzle piece in my search to find meaningful work. Working to empower young girls and women to pursue and excel in the sciences speaks to my feminist values as well as my belief in the benefits of mentoring.
I’m looking forward to serving another year with Science Club for Girls and continuing onto a career of service beyond that.