Thank you, summer interns & volunteers!
We are incredibly grateful for the contributions of our amazing summer interns and volunteers! We will miss working with each of you and hope you'll continue to stay connected. As one of our 2020 Catalyst Awardees Kaelyn Brown says, “You’re never really done with Science Club.” (Kaelyn joined SCFG when she was just 6 years old, continued through high school, and now leads SCFG's Mentor Chapter at Harvard College!) A huge thank you to each of you for your support, for sharing your energy and talents, and for being such a special part of the SCFG community.
Special thank you to the following individuals who made an impact with SCFG this summer:
Olivia Seidel, a former Junior Mentor, interned with us this summer through Amherst College. She helped on a variety of projects, including social media outreach, photography, and data entry. She also created beautiful videos for our spring appeal and our Summer Rocketry Program! Watch Olivia's video on our Rocket Launch here.
Julia Burnett, a recent grad of Amherst College, collaborated on a project to increase our social media following with Isabelle Caban—a sophomore at Amherst who is part of GUAC (Geologists Underrepresented at Amherst College). Julia was a former SCFG Junior Mentor, and Isabelle starred as a guest geologist on our "Science Rocks" episode of #SCFGLive after being introduced to the organization earlier this summer.
In May and June, Nicole Rosenfeld, a long-time Junior Mentor and a Senior at Weston High School, helped teach our 4-week online Coding Club! Nicole's passion for volunteering, science, and computer programming shone through as she led the group of 5th-7th graders.
Sonali Fiorillo, who participated in SCFG from 2013 to 2017, and Heather Kirtley—a Junior Mentor for the past three years who was also on our Rocket Team as a 9th grader—both brought fantastic leadership skills to help run our Summer Rocketry Camp for nineteen middle school girls. Both Sonali and Heather did an incredible job building community in a virtual space and made the program a stellar success!
One of our current mentors, Tahoura Sajida Samad, went above and beyond this summer volunteering to help our Program Manager Hannah Weinstock adapt our "Engineering Around the world" curriculum to a virtual format. This was a huge undertaking, and Tahoura was a life saver in getting the curriculum ready for our fall Virtual Science Clubs!
Julie Baik, a student at Tufts who has been a mentor at SCFG for the past year, helped out this summer with promotion of our Live Science Show, #SCFGLive!
Thank you so much to all our amazing volunteers! As a small (but mighty) staff, having this additional help and capacity by committed individuals makes a huge difference in achieving our mission. Science Club for Girls is able to provide girls with better access to STEM opportunities because of you!
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Science Club for Girls—as an individual or a group—visit our Volunteer page.