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1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

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

Oluwaseun F., 30 – FUNDED

Oluwaseun F.’s dream passion project is to have a research center with world-class researchers in tech who provide quality solutions for electrical problems ranging from vehicular communications technology, to bionic limbs (exoskeletons, prosthetics) for people with stroke and motor disadvantages, to human-robotics interactions. Her goal for this center would also be partnerships with various organizations

Adriana G., 20 – FUNDED

“Securing this scholarship is a big win for my cyber career goals,” says New Face of Tech winner Adriana G. “It means a lot, not just financially, but as a strong push forward, confirming that I’m on the right path and ready to make a real impact in cybersecurity.” On her path to being a

Jillian A., 31 – FUNDED

Jillian A. is a former ride-share driver who saw a problem with the industry and decided to fix it. As founder and CTO of HERide, a female-friendly ride-share service in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, she’s passionate about female empowerment and striving for excellence in everything she does. Equipped with a Computer Science degree from Albany

Regina A., 21 – FUNDED

Regina A. wants to combine her passions for art, fitness, and engineering in a way that can improve the quality of life for others. For her, this means a career in biotechnology, which she is eagerly chasing with a dual-degree program in Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at University of Michigan-Dearborn. This New Face of Tech

Stella M., 22 – FUNDED

“This win is not just an accolade; it’s a launchpad for my aspirations,” says Stella M., a New Face of Tech winner from the eastern part of Nigeria who is studying Information Science at University of Arkansas, Little Rock. “[New Face of Tech] is the key to unlocking doors to opportunities that will sculpt my

Teniola O., 20 – FUNDED

“Winning is not just a personal triumph; it’s a testament to the countless hours of hard work, dedication, and unwavering support of those who believed in me,” says Teniola O., who is a Computer Science and Mathematics double-major at Mississippi Valley State University. “As I embrace this win, I am reminded that success is a

Ligia A., 21 – FUNDED

“I’m excited about the doors this scholarship will open — allowing me to apply for Ph.D. programs and dive deeper into research that merges computer science and medicine,” says Ligia A., a New Face of Tech winner who is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her inspiration behind working in research is to make impactful

Adedolapo A., 19 – FUNDED

As a student at University of North Texas, Adedolapo A. is majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry! This New Face of Tech winner wants to be a biotechnologist. “This award’s influence on my career provides me with the drive I need to persevere,” she says. “I now feel more

Saumya B., 27 – FUNDED

Author Roy T. Bennett says: “Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” Saumya B. feels inspired by these words, as she “believes hard work inspires, resources empower, and awards add the motivation to repeat the cycle.” This New Face of Tech winner wants to become a product manager