PLAYBOOK for Teens

Real Life Story Telling

On stage, at work or in sports, a "Playbook" describes strategies to follow to reach new goals.

The changed 21st century demonstrates significant shortcomings in preparing teens, especially young women, for the opportunities in STE@M™ that this century offers.

Sharing their career-changing challenges, discoveries, actions and results, the young women of STEM prove that using knowledge of software or technology, engineering, art or math is required in almost all fields the new workplace demands.

Role Models

What do the future business owners and leaders in STE@M™ look like?

Can you Guess Who Is

Kathrine Bardis

An Entrepreneur who Builds Homes

A Story about Building on Transferable Skills

Nicole Chaffee

PhD candidate in Chemistry with Biotechnology concentration

A Story about Learning Life Lessons

Lisa Depew

Engineering Manager at Fortune 500 Technology Company

A Story about a Formula for Success

Gina Lujan

An Entrepreneur, incubator business owner

A Story about Beating the Odds

  1. An Engineering Manager
  2. An Entrepreneur who builds homes
  3. An Entrepreneur, incubator business owner
  4. A PhD candidate in Chemistry

Abby Yu

A graduate student researcher in Genetics

A Story about an Artistic Scientist

Dena Lumbang

A Strategic Business Development manager

A Story about the Power of Internships

Heidi Espindola

A Program Manager for Integrated Computing & STEM education

A Story about “Paying it Forward”

Adrienne Huffman

Hardware Engineer at a Fortune 100 Company

A Story about a Dynamic Duo of Degrees

  1. A Program Manager for Integrated Computing & STEM education
  2. Hardware Engineer at a Fortune 100 Company
  3. A Strategic Business Development manager
  4. A graduate student researcher in Genetics

Allison Goodman

An electrical & computer engineer

A Story about the Need for Speed

Amanda Straight

A Dental Assistant en route to being a Pediatric Dentist

A Story about a Stepping Stone

Jeni Lee

A Doctorate in Biomedical engineering

A Story about Family – the First School

Danna Hoffman

Combining an MBA with Math for a high level career

A Story about Life Adding Up

  1. A Dental Assistant en route to being a Pediatric Dentist
  2. An electrical & computer engineer
  3. Combining an MBA with Math for a high level career
  4. A Doctorate in Biomedical engineering

Hiral Shah

Has a Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University

A Story about Reaching across Borders

Maelene Wong

Designs products to replace damaged organs

A Story about Family – the First School

Charlie Boyle

A High School Senior loving ART

A Story about Releasing the Artist Within

Uki Dele

Environmental Planning & Management Engineer

A Story about  Opening a Once-Closed Door

  1. Environmental Planning & Management Engineer
  2. Designs products to replace damaged organs
  3. Has a Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University
  4. A High School Senior loving ART

Mackenzie O’Brien

A Blacksmith / Artist

A Story about Playing with Fir

Rachel Bardis

An Entrepreneur who Builds Homes

A Story about Building on Transferable Skills

  1. An Entrepreneur who Builds Homes
  2. A Blacksmith / Artist
Yes, scientists, technology professionals, engineers, artists and math majors today, really do look like this!  You can read their stories and what advise they would give their teenage self in PLAYBOOK for Teens.

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If you know a smart, talented teenage girl who is interested in STE@M™ subjects, help them become a STE@M™ Superstar.  You can inspire that teen (or tween)  to become a future business owner & leader in STE@M™ industries ... with Playbook for Teens.

While the book is intended to inspire teens who are preparing for a future unlike the past; it is an important reading experience for teachers, parents and friends who are travelers sharing the road to the future.