"Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing these jobs someday. You can't be what you can't see." -Sally Ride
Thank you, 2021 Virtual Mentors!
Michelle Barnett – Construction Manager, Associates in Arts, Associates in Applied Arts and Civil Engineering Technology, Public Work Inspector 2, American Public Work Association, WA Department of Ecology Erosion and Sediment Control Lead
Rachel Bernhard -Civil Engineer in Training (EIT), Value Methodology Associate (VMA), Water Treatment Grade II, Water Distribution Grade II, Water Treatment Plant Operator (in Training 2), Water Distribution Manager (in Training 2), B.S. in Global Resource Systems and Biological Systems Engineering
Dany Burgess – MSc, Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomist, Marine Monitoring Unit, Environmental Assessment Program WA State Department of Ecology
Dr. Caitlin Burleson, DMD, MPH Candidate
Aimee Christy – Research Biologist, M.S. Environmental Studies, BS. Zoology
Jessica Delgado-Morris – M.S., RPA, Project Archeologist, certificate in GIS
Julie Dufresne – Environmental Specialists, B.S., WA Department of Ecology Wastewater Operator, Pretreatment Inspector Grade 1
Megan Feuk – Water Quality Analysist, B.S. in Biology, Group 4 Wastewater Treatment Plan Operator Certification
Michell Grippo – Masters in Physical Therapy, B.S. in Biology
Karen Hall – Membership Manager, Building Industry Association of Washington, A.A.S. Legal Secretary
Lauren Jenks – Masters in Public Health, BA in pre-medicine, Certified Health Education Specialist
Telissa M. Wilson – Plant Pathologist/Molecular Biologist, Pest Biologist 3 WSDA, 2020 Washingtonian of the Day from Governor Inslee for work on the Asian Hornets, Masters of Environmental Science
Kimberly Wilutis M.S., Forensic DNA Scientist
Leila Zheng – Bridge Engineer P.E., B.S. in Civil Engineer, M.S. in Civil Engineering focusing on Design Construction Integration
Mentor registration is closed for our 2021 virtual conference. Please read more below and learn how to become a mentor for 2022 conference. Introduce female-identified & gender non-conforming students to your profession and spark their imagination! Some middle school girls have a hard time seeing math and science beyond the confines of a textbook. Did you know only 14% of teenage girls say they want to become scientists? However, when girls are shown what engineers do, 76% of them become interested in Engineering! We here at Thurston County EYH want to change how female-identified & gender non-conforming students think about STEM and we need your help. EYH Mentors familiarize female-identified & gender non-conforming students with their profession, opening their eyes to new classes and career possibilities. Please e-mail our Mentor Coordinator or learn more on our Facebook page.
Here's what a day looks like for conference mentors:
Volunteer on the 2nd Saturday of March from approximately 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Teach one, 50-minute, hands-on workshop 3 times throughout the day (classes are generally 10-12 students, unless you requests a higher or lower limit)
Recruit a helper or two to assist with your workshop
Here's what the conference provides to support you:
A classroom or lab space to teach your workshop (we accommodate as many special requests as possible such as a need for sinks or microscopes, but specialty spaces are limited)
Volunteer helpers (if needed)
All you need to register is your name and contact info, a title and description of your class, and your setup needs.
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