1,000 Dreams Fund Blog

Jendy R., 21 – FUNDED

Jendy R. loves the Haikyu!! quote: “I am built upon the small things I do every day and the results are no more than a byproduct of that. This New Face of Tech winner is doing just that, building her future with everyday actions, including her Computer Science and Psychology studies (with a concentration in

Kerri P., 23 – FUNDED

“I was screaming out of excitement when I found out I won!” says Kerri P.  “Winning this empowers me to pioneer change and make a lasting impact in the tech world.” For this New Face of Tech winner, that means eventually working as a user experience researcher within the gaming industry. But, first, she is

Perla F., 23 – FUNDED

Originally from Lebanon, Perla F. is now pursuing her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. This New Face of Tech winner’s career aspiration are out of this world, literally! She wants to work in biomedical research for NASA, with a focus on investigating the potential for human life in space, across

Maryam Y., 19 – FUNDED

Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Maryam Y. wants to work as an aerospace engineer and is studying Mechanical Engineering Technology at The University of North Texas.  “I incredibly blessed and appreciative of this grant,” says this New Face of Tech winner. “It not only helps with financial obligations but also advances my professional aspirations, giving me

Deja G., 25 – FUNDED

“It’s okay to fail multiple times to get where you want to be,” says Deja G., a New Face of Tech winner. “That’s a part of learning, and I had to realize it along the way.” It’s one of the reasons she also loves the Maya Angelou quote: “Do the best you can until you

@jhannaa, 24 – Funded

Always focused on inspiring and empowering women in competitive gaming, jhannaa (she/her) mostly plays FPS and loves hanging out with her community. Read on for how this JBL Quantum Grant winner faces challenges head-on and wants to be an inspiration for other women everywhere. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  I want to

@tamaraluvss, 20 – Funded

Tamaraluvss (she/her) has a desire to not only pursue her love of the gaming industry but also change the narrative for girls and women in it. Here’s what else this JBL Quantum Grant winner has to say! What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  To become a role model for other Black girls and

@MegabyteMegan, 24 – Funded

MegabyteMegan (she/her) loves writing stories and gaming. So, it’s no surprise that this JBL Quantum Grant winner dreams of becoming a video game writer. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  My dream is gaming is to be a video game writer. How will this award from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach

@ZuriSparks, 24 – Funded

“It is crucial that everyone — especially women — feel involved and valued when pursuing their passions and goals,” says ZuriSparks (she/her). We couldn’t agree more with this JBL Quantum Grant winner. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  My dream is to become a full-time professional content creator and host panels at major

@HeyDaneisha, 27 – Funded

A mix of horror and cozy/casual games is what you can expect with HeyDaneisha (she/her). This JBL Quantum Grant winner wants everyone to feel welcome and is inspired by content creation. What is your dream in gaming and/or esports?  I would love to be able to help cultivate a space where everyone feels welcomed to