Sharon L., 21 – FUNDED

Originally from Washington, D.C., Sharon L. is a University of Virginia student, where she is studying both computer science and commerce. That’s because this New Face of Tech winner is focused on a future career at the intersection of technology and business.

What does being the New Face of Tech mean to you?

I am very grateful for this opportunity to represent young women in STEAM.

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

Outreach from a young age is incredibly valuable for informing young women about opportunities they would not have known about otherwise.

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

Double-majoring in two areas without much overlap in coursework has been challenging.

How do you stay motivated and focused on your goals?

I am fortunate to be surrounded by a supportive community of family and friends, and their presence encourages me to continue working hard.

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

I will utilize this scholarship to support my academic endeavors during this upcoming year.