Camp Director 2011-2013
Savannah is currently a student in the engineering program at Oregon State University. Through high school she was the co-captain and then captain of the FLL and FTC robotics team, she was President of the STEM club, earned honors in electronics technology, and served as the only high school student on the Oregon Governor's STEM Task Force. As a Gold Award recipient Savannah has earned the highest award in Girl Scouts and continues scouting as an assistant leader for a troop. Most of her time now is spent with her classes and job at the College of Engineering's computer help desk. She has interned at Intel in various roles such as a network programmer and market engineer. Her interests include cooking and baking yummy foods, big data, all things robotics related, swimming, and technology education.
She is passionate about getting girls involved in STEM and does continuous outreach including with a summer camp program she started back in 2011 called Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology). Girls Get IT! has also been awarded various grants through the Aspire IT program under NCWIT. Another role she actively takes part as is an avid speaker for STEM including as a keynote speaker at the Oregon Business Leadership Summit and did a podcast for the Huffington Post. Savannah's plans after undergraduate studies is to join a PhD program focusing on bioinformatics or bio-medical devices. Another aspiration of hers is to become a technology teacher to inspire kids as she once was.
Camp Director 2014
Outside of Girls Get IT! Ashley plays softball, runs cross country, and is on the swim team. Ashley is involved in Girl Scouts, robotics, National Honor Society and Key Club. She is an NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award Winner with which she applied and won an Aspire IT grant for this program. She enjoys her technology classes at school and her focus program of study is drafting. Ashley attended the first year of Girls Get IT! and became a teacher the following year. She loves teaching GameMaker, computer aided design, soldering and Arduino. Ashley has a passion for STEM and she loves giving girls who have not had the opportunity to experience STEM, the environment to feel confident in their own abilities.
Erika loves to play softball and is involved in Girl Scouts. She is passionate about Student Government and enjoys playing a part of leadership at her high school. Erika’s favorite class to teach at Girls Get IT! is robotics. The robot flash mob is always one of her highlights of the camps!
Alexa participates in the international baccalaureate program, and has taken multiple technology classes as electives. Outside of school she enjoy rock climbing, roller skating, taking long walks and petting her nine pets. She enjoys traveling and visiting family across the sea. Overall, she enjoy being able to work on projects that she believes will make a positive impact on her community while being surrounded by bright, kind and funny people.
MaryCatherine runs track and cross country and is the leader of a newly created tech club. MaryCatherine is also very involved in Girl Scouts. During the summer, in addition to teaching at Girls Get IT!, she is a track coach. MaryCatherine is a NCWIT Aspirations in Computing award winner.
Madi is an active Girl Scout and loves to play volleyball and softball. Her favorite class to teach at Girls Get IT! is robotics and HTML. Madi loves seeing the creativity that the campers bring to their websites that they design themselves. When she grows up, she knows that she will use her knowledge of technology to help her in her future career.
Victoria runs cross country and track and has played basketball. She volunteers often because she wants to see her community thrive, and she loves the feeling of helping others. Victoria’s favorite place to volunteer has been Girls Get IT! Her favorite class to teach is SolidWorks because it's fun to allow the girls to go in different directions as to what they want to design. She loves that she can empower girls who are close to her age, knowing that they are very much alike. An interesting fact about her is that her eyes change colors and she loves cooking! Although Victoria is not certain as to what career she’d like to pursue, she does know that some sort of engineering will be involved.
When Perla was growing up, she knew she wanted to become an engineer but didn't know where to start until she took technology classes where her teacher, first introduced her to Girls Get IT! She attended the summer program as a camper and is now a teacher. Everything started with a promise and now she is involved in Girl Scouts and had an internship at Digimarc. All thanks to Girls Get IT! she developed skills that will help her fulfill her dreams of becoming an engineer.
Rachel loves STEM! She has been exposed to many STEM projects, teams and activities through her older sisters and it is because of her sisters’ positive influences that has enabled her to grow to love it as much as she does. She likes to build robots on her robotics team. Rachel enjoys sports as much as STEM and has been playing soccer for over 4 years and loves to swim. Rachel loves to read and her favorite class in school is math. She is in a Girl Scout troop and likes to meet new friends and helping out within the community. She isn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up; Rachel just knows that she wants to go into STEM in the future.