The importance of giving can’t be understated and that’s because the secret to living is giving.
When we focus our energy towards constructing something meaningful, we are tossing a pebble into the world, creating a beautiful effect of inspiration. And when one person follows a dream, tries something new, or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels that energy and before too long, end up making their own daring leaps, creating more ripple effects.
I like working with children on the side of my daily work because they are our future, and if not given the opportunity to see another side of the pond, they might never be inspired.
TECH TREK VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP – JUNE 2020
This year Tech Trek tech camp was a little different for everyone because of COVID-19. At the beginning of the year, I was asked to attend and be part of the event again, but not knowing what was going to happen with Covid and my schedule we waited for things to unfold. Unfortunately, we know what happened the alternative was a virtual camp for over 60 girls where they learned about STEM.
I was more than excited and honored when they asked me to be the closing speaker for the last day of the camp.
I have to say that being part of Tech Trek and AAUW has been more rewarding than I could have ever imagined, and I can’t wait to be part of their events again.
Thank you, Tech Treck and AAUW, I love you ladies so much! Here’s to hopefully making next years camp happen.
TECH TREK SUMMER CAMP – JUNE 2019
If you ever want to go away to tech camp, this is one the one to get involved with. Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), AAUW Tech Trek helps girls see their futures in different ways.
This one-week summer camp is sponsored by (American Association of University Women), and is designed to make STEM fields exciting and accessible to girls in middle school.
I was asked to be part of the 7 day sleep away camp that took place in Whittier Colleger. My role was to host and mentor 8 girls that were part of my dorm, and we took part of the camp as a whole.
GOOGLE HANGOUT TALK – 2017
This Tech Talk focused on STEAMD for an all girls’ school. I presented two portfolios of my work describing my process on how I ended up designing in tech.
There was a Q & A after.
TECH TREK at SYMANTEC – 2017
This is the first time I had ever come across Tech Trek, an all girls summer camp based on STEM. My role was to do a presentation on the icon project I had been working on for the past 6 months. There was an iconography workshop after. Since this presentation, I still continue to work with the Tech Trek and the AAUW ladies.
SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS – 2012
The Summer Night Lights program is a partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development. This program is designed to keep kids off the streets when gang recruitment happens, which is usually in the neighborhood parks in the summer. This SNL program keeps recreation centers and parks open, and a gives the kids options on courses like art, physical education, theatre, and a few more.
I was chosen to design and teach an art program for the kids of Toberman Park in Downtown, Los Angeles. My project was a multimedia project where we combined paint, spray paint, and photography and overlapped them to create the best version of themselves.