Girls in STEM
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In partnership with The Community Bots and The Nightingale-Bamford School, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion that explores career pathways for girls and young women in STEM. Panelists from a range of disciplines will share key academic and other personal experiences that spurred them along the way. Serving as role models for local girls, the panel will also showcase existing summer programs and internships that girls might consider. We hope to build awareness of international opportunities as well, all with the goal of empowering families whose girls love science, technology, engineering and math. Students are encouraged to attend with a parent or guardian. This event is geared towards middle school and early high school students.
Cindy Chin, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Senior Program Manager in Risk and Compliance Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Flatiron Institute & Princeton University
Mayte Suarez-Farinas, PhD
Professor at the Center for Biostatistics and the Department of Genetics and Genomics Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Head of Product Management
AWS Data Exchange (AWS)
The Community Bots is a non-profit organization that provides training and equipment in STEM-robotics for young women and their teachers in underserved communities around the world, together with academic and social-emotional support, so that aspiring engineers can pursue higher education and a STEM career.
The Nightingale-Bamford School aspires to be a place where every girl is known.
Cindy Chin has been Vice President for Enrollment Management at Stevens Institute of Technology since 2022. She is responsible for the undergraduate admissions and financial aid offices, pre-college summer programs, net tuition revenue targets, financial aid discounting strategies and related budgets. Cindy also teaches a first-year introduction to entrepreneurial thinking course to undergraduate students. Cindy holds a Doctor of Education in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology with high honors, both from Stevens Institute of Technology. Cindy serves as president of the Class of 2005 for the Stevens Alumni Association, and was also previously a member of the Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee for the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School.
Lucia Perez is a Nightingale-Bamford alumna and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Flatiron Institute & Princeton University. She is a computational astrophysicist in New York City. She generates vast suites of cosmological simulations and galaxy catalogs, using coding and machine learning to attempt to constrain the cosmological parameters of the universe and better understand how galaxies form. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics and Princeton University, she is best known for the creation of the CAMELS-SAM simulation suite and its ongoing expansion in contribution to the Simons Foundation collaboration 'Learning the Universe'. She completed her PhD at Arizona State University with S. Malhotra and J.E. Rhoads, specializing in the clustering statistics of high-redshift star-forming galaxies to probe the epoch of reionization. Her bachelor's degree in astrophysics is from Wellesley College. Lucia completed high school at Nightingale Bamford as well as Milton Academy's Mountain School. She also takes part in science outreach, science advocacy, art and painting, and social justice efforts.
Laura Nichols is Senior Program Manager in Risk and Compliance Engineering at Google. She focuses on bringing data together across Google to generate security, privacy, and safety risk signals to guide business decision-making and prioritization. Prior to Google, Laura spent 20 years in the financial services industry in roles ranging from Mergers & Acquisitions technical leadership, technology business management, infrastructure uplift and optimization and Equities and Prime Brokerage engineering.
Anna Whitehouse is Head of Product Management for AWS Data Exchange (AWS), a managed data sharing infrastructure service and third-party data marketplace. She develops the strategy that Product and Engineering teams execute on to deliver new features to customers. Prior to AWS, she worked at S&P Global as a Product Manager for Technology and Telecom data. She completed her B.A. in International Relations - Global Security at Brown University specializing in China.
Ingrid Tierens is head of the Data Strategy team in Global Investment Research. Her team collaborates with research analysts to leverage alternative data sources and AI. Previously, she held various roles in the Global Banking and Markets division across equity execution, electronic trading, prime services and equity derivatives. Ingrid is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center, member of the Advisory Council of the CFA Institute Research & Policy Center, former president and current board member of the Society of Quantitative Analysts in New York, board member of the KU Leuven Alumni Chapter USA and steering committee member of the Chicago Booth PhD Alumni Group. She earned a PhD in Finance and an MBA from The University of Chicago, and is a CFA charterholder.