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Abigail Teveni

Place of birth:

San Antonino, TX

Family Heritage:

Hispanic

Education:

Software Engineering at St. Mary's University

Current job:

Student

Bio

I'm current a junior studying Software Engineering at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Software Engineering is interesting because you get to be involved in the whole development process for a software product. You help with the initial brainstorming, to planning, helping design it, and testing the code. Along with learning to be a Software Engineer I find time to be involved with the community. I'm currently work at a camp called Youth Code Jam.

Bio

This camp teaches kids from elementary to high school basics in computer programming. I believe that programs like this help young minds free more comfortable in the STEM environments, and influence them to pursue these majors in college. My hope is to get more young minds, especially girls, excited about coding and STEM activities instead of feeling intimidated by them.

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

I would recommend it because it allows you to be creative and explore new possibilities. Girls can sometimes feel that science and technology is for boys, but it's not. Science and technology is for everyone who enjoys it.

I feel it is important to show that just because you are a girl and latina you don't have to do what is expected of you. Pursue what you find fun and interesting, and if you are passionate about science and technology then go after it!