Daniela Beck, 22 – FUNDED

Daniela Beck wants to become a product manager and is pursuing her master’s degree in Computer Science at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. “I’m extremely excited to have won this award and look forward to the opportunities it will bring!” says the New Face of Tech winner.

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

It means being an inspiration for others with goals in the STEAM fields.

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

We need to have more mentors in the field and more programs to encourage women in these areas.

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

I haven’t felt a lot of acceptance in industry settings at times. For example, I have faced are sexism and ageism in the tech industry. Although these challenges can be daunting at times, I have learned to maintain a group of other women I can lean on.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I have a good support system of family and friends who I can rely on.

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

It will help fund my studies.