Gabby, 20 – FUNDED

Gabby Frost wants to make moves in the music business.  A winner of 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN’s 2018 #NewFaceof Tech challenge, she wants to use her funding to take her dreams abroad and to study at the College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia.

What is your professional dream?

My dream is to work in the music business doing PR, marketing, social media, and digital media.

Tell us about your educational background (e.g. college, major).

I’m currently a rising junior at Drexel University. I’m majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in business. 

What does being the #NewFaceofTech mean to you?

Being the #NewFaceofTech means being a role model to those who want to work in STEAM fields. It’s important that women, especially young girls, see positive role models that encourage them to work in the industry they’re passionate about. 

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

Women are doing just fine but it’s men who need to work to change the lack of representation in the STEAM fields. They need to use their privilege to help young women receive opportunities in their field and to amplify women’s voices when it comes to STEAM.

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

The biggest challenge I’ve faced is not being taken seriously or viewed as a professional because I’m a young woman. The music industry is male-dominated and it is extremely tough to make yourself stand out if you are a woman. 

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I’m naturally a very motivated and focused person, so it doesn’t take much effort for me to want to work on my goals.

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

Funding from 1,000 Dreams Fund and HARMAN will help me reach my goals of doing an internship this summer at a music company and studying abroad this fall at the College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Relocating to do my internship and study abroad will be costly and the grant will definitely help alleviate the costs associated with both opportunities.