If Rosa Romero had the option to relive one year of her life, she would redo her freshman year of college. Not for the reasons you might think. She would challenge herself more by taking tougher classes, now that she’s more confident in her academic work. Four years ago, Rosa never thought she would study a S.T.E.M. topic, let alone pursue a PhD and a career in the industry. Read Rosa's complete story >
My name is Haylee Aidnik. I work in the booming industry of biotechnology alongside some of the brightest and most determined scientists in the world. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience from UC San Diego, a nationally and internationally ranked school that is well known for its contributions to research and development. I have thrived in my twenties beyond what I ever could have imagined, but my story does not begin with success, it begins with fear. Read Haylee's complete story >
Girls Inc. of San Diego County: Giving Girls a Brighter Future
For over 40 years, Girls Inc. of San Diego County has been empowering girls to reach their full potential. An affiliate of Girls Inc. National, Girls Inc. of San Diego provides hundreds of girls with life-changing support and real solutions to the unique issues they face.
By providing no-cost, research-based programming the organization helps girls in the county overcome gender, economic, and social barriers so they may see college as attainable, resist peer pressure and explore professional fields in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) that have to-date been nontraditional for women.
Led by trained professionals who mentor and guide them, girls receive the right tools and support in a safe, girls-only environment with peers who share their drive and aspiration. Programs, workshops and one-day events are delivered to high-need girls at no cost, while fee-based programs are made available to all girls in order to generate funds that subsidize no-cost programming.
At Girls Inc., girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent.