STEM From Dance is on a mission to empower girls of color with the skills, experiences, and confidence to pursue careers in STEM — all through the power of dance. Our unique approach allows girls to create imaginative technology-infused dance performances, such as costumes that light up, that they learn to build and code. Through these experiences. girls not only expand their creativity and boost their confidence but also harness the potential of science and technology to transform ideas into reality and ignite transformative change within themselves. We envision a future where the global STEM workforce is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, with women of color as bold leaders and visionary innovators.
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STEM from Dance
Yamilée Toussaint is the Founder & CEO of STEM From Dance, which empowers girls with the skills, experiences, and confidence to pursue careers in STEM through the transformative power of dance. Combining her background in engineering, education, and a lifelong passion for dance, she started the program in 2012 to inspire girls of color to pursue STEM careers. Yamilée holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a M.S. in Teaching from Pace University. She has earned her numerous accolades, including Teach For America’s Social Innovation Award and AnitaB.org’s Educational Innovation Award.