1,000 Dreams Fund x HARMAN are proud to announce our 2019 ‘New Face of Tech’ Winners!

You already know that we are passionate about funding dreams here at 1,000 Dreams Fund. So, our third annual New Face of Tech Scholarship Program, in partnership with tech giant HARMAN, really gets us excited.

The program funds and fuels the aspirations of talented female college students pursuing careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

After five weeks of our challenge, we have selected our 15 winners!

But, it wasn’t an easy choice. We received more than 100 entries from young women across the country. Thanks to everyone who took our challenge – you truly are the New Face of Tech!

Winners were selected based on the quality of their submission, including a demonstrated commitment to their career dream in tech and clear vision for how winning the New Face of Tech program will help to further accelerate progress towards their dream.

They’ll each be receiving a $2,000 grant, career coaching session with HARMAN executives, and JBL products! Winners also will be featured online as representing the New Face of Tech.

So, let’s meet our 2019 New Face of Tech Challenge winners!

Abigail T. –  My dream is to make the world a cleaner, healthier, and safer place for the next generations to grow in.

Ameek Bindra – My dream is to become a biodata scientist and improve initiatives in health through the use of technology.

Caitlin W. – My dream is to build technology that will contribute to the creation of a more equitable education system and expand access to resources for all students.

Daniela Beck – My dream is to become a product manager who helps create, design, and launch new products into the market.

Jennifer L. – My dream is to be a user experience and product designer who focuses on building tools that empower people to pursue learning at all stages of their life.

Juliette Milber – My dream is to work on developing artists’ marketing campaigns.

Karalyn Walter –  My dream is to create a resource for all artists, musicians, and fans to grow, learn and connect with each other and continue their dreams, as well!

Lauren L. – My dream is to find ways to optimize, automate, and create efficient processes through the use of technology — all while adding value.

Linda J. Garcia – My dream is to continue working on solving one of the National Academy of Engineering Global Grand Challenges, which focuses on securing cyberspace. Through more research I will be able to utilize my knowledge to finish the challenge and pursue my dream of becoming a computer scientist.

Marli Delaney – My dream is to own a female-fronted recording studio that also provides music lessons and a production education program that inspires people of all ages to learn more about music technology.

Natalie Stevens –  My dream is to serve in a chief technology role.

Pelagia Majoni – My dream is to become an innovative software engineer dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of Africans in the Zimbabwean community I come from.

Sarah A. – My dream is to complete my degrees in computer science and mathematics and work as a machine learning engineer.

Sofia O. – My dream lies at the crossroads of innovation an emerging technologies and involves building solutions to the issues that marginalized communities face.

Stephanie Camino – My dream is to analyze data for the rest of my life; the possibilities are endless.

Congratulations again on behalf of 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN to our winners and shout-outs to everyone who applied and are living out their STEAM dreams — don’t let anyone stop you!