Alexandria Brady-Miné, 23 – FUNDED

“I am so excited to be a New Face of Tech Challenge Winner!” said Alexandria Brady-Miné, a senior at the University of South Florida, where she is studying mechanical engineering.

Her professional dream is to use STEM to address major global issues.

“The funding, support, and mentorship opportunities will help me explore and implement projects that advance my technical skills and develop a career path where I can use STEM to create positive change,” she added.

What does being the New Face of Tech mean to you?

I hope to use the platform provided by the New Face of Tech Challenge to inspire other young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM.

Women are underrepresented in STEAM. How can we change this?

Addressing the underrepresentation of women in STEM is extremely complex. I hope that by helping young women see themselves in STEM careers and providing them with support and community as they navigate the challenges of a STEM, we can improve representation.

What are some of the challenges you have faced along the way?

Growing up, I did not see myself as an engineer. In high school, I joined a research lab and had the opportunity to work with engineers from diverse backgrounds. This experience inspired me to pursue a degree in engineering.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I am passionate about using STEM to build a better world. This passion for creating positive change motivates me and helps me stay focused on my goals.

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN help you reach your goals?

It will help me implement projects, where I apply the knowledge that I’ve gained through classes and research to address global issues.