Young women are underrepresented in the sciences but Sa’Diamond Robinson isn’t shying away from STEM. The 16-year-old junior at Waltrip High School is one of our Houston Girls on the Rise and will use her funding to visit one of the area’s top colleges, like Southern University or Baylor University.
Do you know what you’d like to major in or have a career in? If so, what is it?
Computer engineering. I like technology, computers and mathematics.
What is something you are most proud of?
I am proud of my race and this scholarship.
Have you gone through any tough or challenging times and how did you deal with those times?
There are tough times in school. I talked about my problems with other friends and some teachers.
What does it mean to you to be selected as a Girl on the Rise?
It helps me with my future in college.
What inspired you to want to be involved with Girls on the Rise?
My Big applied for me. Been matched for 6 years!
How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? In other words: Why is the opportunity to visit your prospective colleges important to your journey?
I will use some of it for applications and visit one of the colleges that I really want to go to!
What schools will you use the funding to visit, and why?
Southern University. It’s a university I like and have always been interested in.