1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

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

@lorielamont9, 19 – Funded

“In my own gaming community, I am always so happy to see the few women in my group and especially in my classes,” says lorielamont9, who is a full-time student at City College of New York and a senior artist and membership manager for EGD Collective. “It always lights up my world whenever I encounter

@the_beeez_knees, 33 – Funded

While she may have discovered her interest in programming and coding a bit later than some of her peer, @tha_beeez_knees is every bit as passionate to bring her dreams to fruition. Read on for how this JBL Quantum Grant winner is facing and overcoming challenges as a queer BIPOC woman in the industry. What is

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

Kelcie T., 17 – Funded

High-school junior Kelcie T. dreams of becoming an OB/GYN and plans to study nursing in college. This Girl on the Rise is most interested in HBCUs, including Howard University and Morehouse College. What is something you are most proud of? I am most proud of passing all my classes. Have you gone through any tough

Analaura L., 17 – Funded

High-school senior Analaura L. has her sights set on becoming a lawyer — and her next step is studying law and business at one of her dream colleges. This Girl on the Rise favors schools like NYU, UC Berkeley, University of Hawaii, UCLA, and Harvard! What is something you are most proud of? I am

Stella T., 17 – Funded

Currently a student at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in New York, Stella T. is planning to continue her dance studies in college by pursuing her bachelor’s of fine arts.  This Girl on the Rise‘s dream schools include those with great dance programs, including USC, Brown, Boston Conservatory, UCLA, NYU, SUNY

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