My STEM Story: Career Pathways in Science and Technology
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About the Event
Hear the amazing stories of BIPOC women who are pursuing a degree in STEM and professional careers in the STEM industry. Engage in conversations on what it means to be a Women of Color in STEM, find the courage to uplift your voice, and inspire others to follow their own path. This event is in partnership with sySTEMic flow, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.
Read about our panelists below!
Priscilla Abasi is a GIS Technician at Zipline, a logistics company delivering blood, medical products, and vaccines in countries such as Ghana, Rwanda, and the United States. As a GIS technician, Priscilla is responsible for mapping drones' delivery maneuvers and ensuring their flight paths are free of obstacles. She also supports flight and fulfillment operations with geospatial analysis and maps for data visualization. Priscilla is passionate about motivating girls to pursue STEM-related and volunteering at organizations that assist the elderly. Priscilla graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in Geospatial and Mapping Science and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (BSc Geomatic Engineering).
Lily Edinam Botsyoe
Lily Edinam Botsyoe is a Computer Science graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is currently the Community Engagement Manager and board member for the Hacklab Foundation. Recently, Lily was recognized for her contribution to the STEM field in Ghana. As an aspiring Tech Policy Analyst, she speaks widely on the internet with an interest in women and youth inclusion, accessibility, and cybersecurity. She coordinates the Ghana Youth Internet Governance Forum and is on the steering committee for the West African Youth Internet Governance Forum. Lily hosts a weekly podcast called Pointers in 10, which shares nuggets on tech, career, and personal branding.
Twumasiwaa works as a Metallurgist at the Gold Export Company. As the Environmental Officer, she oversees the Gold Buying Department and closely works with their partner miners. She is the Project Coordinator with SheDreams Africa, a youth advocacy group that provides mentorship to young girls. Twumasiwaa is passionate about helping girls and young women live up to their maximum potential, especially those interested in STEM. Outside of STEM, Twumasiwaa is a photographer and uses this platform to highlight body positivity. Twumasiwaa holds a B.S in Chemistry from the University of Cape Coast and an M.S. in Engineering and Management from Coventry University..