Role Model Profiles


  • Victoria Velez - Biomedical Engineer

    Victoria followed her heart to a career that focuses her love of hands-on problem solving into engineering medical technologies that save lives.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Emmaly Manchanthasouk - Web Developer

    Emmaly makes no secret of her enthusiasm for using technology to express herself and empower others.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Kate Heckaman - Firefighter / Paramedic

    Kate’s commitment to caring for hospital patients sparked a career change to firefighting.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Brennetta Harris - Architectural Estimator

    Brennetta has dreamed of becoming an architect since childhood and has designed her own blueprint for working towards her career goals.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Pallavi Sharma - IT Project Manager

    Pallavi has fought through challenges to write her own code for successful work-life balance.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Cynthia - Journeyman Carpenter

    Working in the construction industry, Cynthia has built a satisfying career and a lasting legacy.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Rachel Gitajn – Bicycle Engineer

    Rachel turned her passion for art, engineering and the outdoors into a dream job designing bikes that she loves to ride.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Caroline – Software Engineer

    Caroline channels her creativity and all the facets of her personality into making tech applications to give people meaningful experiences.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Rachel Obermoller – Pilot / Aviation Representative

    Rachel merges her life-long love of flying with airport inspections, which allows her to take aviation safety to new heights.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Dr. Bridgette Shannon – Chemist

    Bridgette’s formula for success is using her love of chemistry to develop groundbreaking products at work and create natural remedies for her family at home.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • JoNette Kuhnau – Traffic Engineer

    Jonette grew up far from city streets, but she’s driven to improve the way that urban transportation flows.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • Denise Bailey – Welder / Instructor

    Meet Denise, or “Seven” as her friends call her, a welder, artist and instructor who forged her own path as a woman in the trades.

    This video is part of the series SciGirls Profiles: Women in STEM, which includes 12 role model videos of women who are passionate about their STEM work, hobbies, families and making the world a better place. These videos introduce students to women working in traditionally male STEM occupations, and inspire them around career exploration in fields like technology, engineering, manufacturing and trades.  Each video provides explicit strategies for overcoming barriers and finding success and joy in jobs where women are heavily underrepresented.

    Grades: 5-13+

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