Dream it. Construct it. Do it right here. That’s the mantra for V Teamer Aleena T. who took her dream of bringing STEM training into low-income communities and made it a actuality.
Geared Up, a program based by Aleena, is introducing younger dreamers to the world of science and know-how.
Better of Each Worlds
Engineer by day, main a non-profit by night time — Aleena does all of it. As a Information Scientist on the Verizon Enterprise Group’s System of Insights staff, she combines her love for engineering together with her ardour for giving again.
Throughout her time at Southern Methodist College (SMU), Aleena mirrored on her personal expertise rising up with little entry to STEM training and needed to provide again to others in comparable conditions with larger alternatives to be taught concerning the topic. Whereas at SMU, she found a ardour for engineering and constructing issues and needed to take her newfound drive to her local people.
Aleena got here from an impartial faculty district, in Irving, Texas, that supplied no STEM packages. She concluded that many kids like herself might not have the chance to discover and discover their ardour in STEM if it’s by no means introduced to them at school. This led her to create the Geared Up program to introduce youngsters to engineering and different sciences at a a lot earlier age.