We're very excited to introduce our newest Role Model, Vanessa Vakharia, the Founder and CEO of The Math Guru.Vanessa is living proof that there is no such thing as "a math person", and inspires students to embrace math, every single day. Vanessa smashes stereotypes, showing her students that a math person can also be a successful musician, through her indie-rock band Goodnight, Sunrise.
Sam is a recent college grad, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biotechnology from Miami Dade College. Her ultimate goal is to become a Physician Assistant.
We're so excited to have Mary share her story as a Role Model with La Petite Écolière! Mary Nguyen is a Structural Engineer at NASA based in Huntsville, AL. With prior experiences in Health Science and Business fields, she leaped into Engineering to advance her problem-solving skills.
Chanèle McFarlane is a multiple award-winning personal branding expert, TEDx speaker and freelance writer. Chanèle’s fascination with storytelling began at a young age. In fact, she was the first person in her Grade 2 class to read 100 books — her claim to fame! Today, she feels lucky to have crafted a meaningful career around what she’s always loved.
La Petite Écolière is proud to partner with and support charities and non-profits that empower and educate girls and women. We are proud to add Think Humanity as a charity partner, and support their mission to help save lives and provide hope for refugees and underdeveloped communities in Africa. We want to warmly welcome and introduce you to Beth Heckel and her daughter Aimee Heckel, who are nothing short of role models working to empower and uplift those in communities who need it most, through education, economic empowerment, clean water and healthcare.
Jordan Quinn is a published author and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Social Q Relations, The AnxieTee project, and the author of Korkscrewed: The Cocktail Confessions of a Modern Dating Girl. We are thrilled to add her to our growing community of Role Models!
Meet our newest Role Model, Athena Brensberger. Athena is an advocate for science, an entertainer, and a blogger and host. Athena is passionate about influencing the younger generation to get involved in the sciences, and the fusion between art and science.
Ciara Pendrith is an MD student at the University of Calgary! She is a successful woman in STEM who has a Masters in Epidemiology, and has worked in several research roles at hospitals in Toronto. Check out her advice for girls interested in entering STEM fields.