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Women Share STEM Success Stories

One of Byron Academy's initiatives is to profile successful women working in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Their stories provide inspiring examples of the benefits of hard work and perseverance.

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Lissa Moses Johnson: Challenging the Stereotype of the Scientist

Former Harlem science teacher Lissa Moses Johnson creates Mosa Mack Science Detective web series to inspire girls to engage in science.

Jessica Brondo: Admittedly Successful

Regularly earning a perfect score on both the SAT and ACT, Admitted.ly founder Jessica Brondo has just one regret in life: She never took any computer science classes while she was in school.

Gemma Godfrey: From Physics to Finance Expert

Gemma Godfrey’s Law of Success: Follow your Passion. Educated in physics, Godfrey is head of investment strategy and regular on CNBC

Stacy Nimmo: From Mechanical Engineering to Air Force Captain to FBI Special Agent

Not everyone can say they helped to dismantle an international crime ring after a day at the office. For FBI Special Agent Stacy Nimmo, it’s all in a day’s work. Nimmo’s FBI career is actually her second. Nimmo entered the University of Rhode Island as a mechanical engineering student, fueled by her love of math and problem-solving. Nimmo earned her mechanical engineering degree in 2002 and joined the Air Force soon after.

Nelly Yusupova: Determined to Succeed

Nelly Yusupova, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the successful New York City start-up Webgrrls International, came to the United States a refuge from Tajikistan who did not speak English. A clear vision of her goals fueled her determination to master both English and computer science and attain a satisfying career helping other women succeed.
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