1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Rachel Foye, 19 – FUNDED

Rachel Foye has experienced firsthand what it’s like to be one of the only women in the room, so knows how important it is to continue to provide encouragement in the STEAM fields. “Facilitating open conversations between young women and their role models is essential to boosting the confidence of women entering STEAM,” says this

Allie O., 25 – FUNDED

Despite personal tragedy, Allie O. has persevered and learned more about herself while on the path toward her dreams. This Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is currently an undergraduate at the University of Maine and working on her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Science. She also has her eye on heading to Antartica

Irene A., 20 – FUNDED

Did you know there is such a thing as the field of cosmetic chemistry?! It’s part of Irene A.’s future goals, as she dreams of creating “innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of cosmetics and personal care products.” Right now, this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is building a solid foundation by studying

Sydney G., 20 – FUNDED

Sydney G. is a junior at the College of William and Mary, where she is pursuing a Biology major with a Hispanic Studies minor. Here’s more about what motivates this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar. What is your professional dream? I want to work in either biomedical sciences or environmental public health. What does

Lesley Lopez, 20 – FUNDED

For Lesley Lopez, being a Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar means being part of a community that “portrays hope to be stronger than fear.” Read on for more inspirational words from this first-generation student who is currently attending the University of Houston-Clear Lake and majoring in Biological Sciences. What is your professional dream? I

Kayvonne F., 20 – FUNDED

“I hope to inspire other young people to never give up on their goals and aspirations — even if they don’t feel like there’s that much support, because there will be!” says Kayvonne F. This Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is wrapping up her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biotechnology at Indiana University Bloomington.

Anna Zachariou, 24 – FUNDED

“Women in STEAM are often described as a minority and, although I am honored to be part of this minority, I hope that I can be part of a next generation of women scientists that manage to change ‘minority’ to ‘majority’!” says Anna Zachariou. She already has her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics from

Udoka N., 21 – FUNDED

Udoka N. is not only passionate about computer science and information science — her fields of study at the University of Michigan — she also wants to help equip other women with the knowledge and resources to break into STEAM-related fields. Here’s what else this Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar shared with us. What

Sara Gallegos, 21 – FUNDED

While Sara Gallegos has struggled with imposter syndrome, she isn’t letting it stand in her way of pursuing her dreams in the science field. This Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholar is currently a senior who is majoring in biochemistry at Virginia Tech. What is your professional dream? My professional dream is to make STEM more

Cynthia-Rae M., 24 – FUNDED

It hasn’t been an easy path to obtain a second degree, but Cynthia-Rae M. is determined to follow her dreams. The Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund winner has a current degree in biological sciences and is working on a nursing degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. What is your professional