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Diana Lee Guzmán

Place of birth:

Phoenix, Arizona

Family Heritage:

Mexico, United States

Education:

B.S. Computer Science at New York Univsersity Tandon School of Engineering

Current job:

Mentor at NYU's Center for K12 STEM Education

Bio

I am currently an undergraduate at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering where I am studying Computer Science. I learned how to code for the first time and learned how to use my creativity to solve problems! I am learning how computer's are programmed and how they interact with each other! I am also employed through our Center for K12 STEM Education where I am a Mentor for New York City FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge Teams.

Bio

I assist with FTC workshops, qualifiers and other FTC events! I am also an eboard member for NYU SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) where I help the Hispanic community become more involved in STEM and inspire younger students to pursue careers in the STEM field!

Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?

Exploring career opportunities within the STEM field is important because you will never know how sweet it tastes until you try it. At this point in your life, you have many career options and STEM is one of them. You will not only make a pathway for yourself, but for those who follow you. It's one thing to try it and decide you do not enjoy it than to think you won't enjoy it. Explore life, explore your options!

You are unique and you offer ideas and solutions that are different than many others because of who you are and where you come from. Latinas are important in STEM because we are underrepresented and our experiences that shape our thoughts have not been shared in this field; Science, Technology, Math and Engineering needs us, they need our solutions!