Winning the Emerging Technologist ABIE Award at GHC23!

I used to dream of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration by when I was in college. I still can’t believe I found myself not only speaking there yesterday, but also winning the 2023 Emerging Technologist ABIE Award!

This recognition is a true honor. It holds a special place in my heart because it reflects my transformation from a child who was bullied for her love of science to a confident innovator pushing the boundaries of neurotechnology.

Over the past decade of working with organizations like IEEE, Women’s Engineering Society, STEM Learning, and others to increase the representation of women in tech, I’ve come across many students who grapple with self-doubt. These bright minds find themselves questioning their abilities simply because they don’t conform to certain preconceived notions about who thrives in STEM.

Together, we will break down these barriers to shape a world where technology’s potential is unlocked by all. Thank you to all the trailblazers I met for being the driving force behind this much needed change, and for a week I’ll never forget.