My name is Claudia Gourdet, I currently study Computer Information System at Miami Dade College and work as a Jr. Engineer. Before I explain my reasoning for contacting your organization today I would like to tell you about myself. I was born in Mirebalais, Haiti . I spent the first eight years of my life with my mother, and then was sent to live in Miami, FL where I met my father for the first time. I participated in the Upward Bound Impact program in grades 9-12 where I was immersed in STEM related studies. I started a non-profit organization called Project Next Step, while participating in The Miami Foundation’s Engaged Youth program in 12th grade. Project Next Step aims to empower and motivate unaccompanied girls ages of 13-18 in low income communities in Miami, FL. Over the years I’ve come to realize I am resilient and I have the ability to not let challenges impede my academic progress and personal growth. I am a Haiti earthquake survivor who knows all too well what it means to struggle. Although my life experiences have not always been positive, they have led me to become an ambitious leader and social entrepreneur.Two of the things I am passionate about are helping unaccompanied youth and the STEM field. As a result I’ve decided to launch STEM Access for Girls in Haiti.
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