1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Veronica S., 21 – FUNDED

“As a Latina pursuing computer science, I rarely saw trailblazing figures who shared a similar background to mine,” says Veronica S. “This is why advocating for inclusivity in tech is a core value of mine.” This New Face of Tech is majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and

Lusangelis R., 21 – FUNDED

“I am so proud to represent and be an advocate for the next generation of women in STEAM as the New Face of Tech, which is something that I want to continuously do throughout my career,” says New Face of Tech winner Lusangelis R. Her dream is to travel the world and contribute to healthcare

Oluwatoyin A., 27 – FUNDED

“To make the world a better place, it starts with me” was a mantra Oluwatoyin A. repeated to herself growing up. “I envisioned becoming the change I desired to see in the world, with an aspiration to be a woman with a positive impact on society,” said this New Face of Tech winner who is

Kyndra H., 26 – FUNDED

“I am honored to be chosen and excited to see how this funding will improve my studies in breast cancer metastasis,” says New Face of Tech winner Kyndra H. Indeed, her dream is to be a cancer researcher — and she’s on her way! She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently

Layla C., 18 – FUNDED

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “This quote shows the feeling of empowerment and hope I felt when I received the email telling me about the win,” says New Face of Tech winner Layla C. “It demonstrates the importance of believing in your aspirations and

Mina B., 19 – FUNDED

“Being recognized as a New Face of Tech with so many incredible women is one of the best feelings!” says Mina B. “I can’t wait to see what all of us accomplish with this scholarship and mentorship.” As a Neuroscience major with a Chemistry minor at UNC Chapel Hill, this New Face of Tech winner

Kripa L., 20 – FUNDED

Originally from Chitwan, Nepal, Kripa L. is currently working on her Computer Science major and Data Science minor at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The New Face of Tech winner, who dreams of becoming a founder and CEO, says that “this win is an important milestone. It has validated what I have done so far

Erika B., 26 – FUNDED

“I am deeply passionate about the dynamic field of tissue engineering research and development, with a specific focus on revolutionizing the production of tissues and maximizing the associated processes,” says Erika B. This New Face of Tech winner’s enthusiasm is fueled by the desire to address the pressing needs of our growing population without the

Lisa K., 29 – FUNDED

“Everything big starts little.” This quote from Nigerian minister T.B. Joshua encourages Lisa K. to persevere and take small steps toward her goals. “Greatness can emerge from humble beginnings; that is, through gradual, consistent, and diligent efforts,” she says. This New Face of Tech winner is originally from Swaziland — Mbabane and Nhlangano, to be

Wynona L., 20 – FUNDED

“Think positive. Strive for excellence.” These words have always been at the back of Wynona L.’s mind since middle school. “Every opportunity that has come my way has been the result of that quote/associated mindset,” she says. This New Face of Tech winner also has an entrepreneurial mindset and wants to be a founder. In