Kalyna White, STEM Youth Ambassador to the Board of Directors at Women in Homeland Security was chosen to represent the Madeira School as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia in Boston, MA at the Congress of the Future Science & Technology Leaders.
The Congress of the Future Science & Technology Leaders honors academically superior high school students dedicated to careers in STEM. The selection process for this organization is extremely selective. White is being acknowledged “because of her outstanding grades, her leadership potential, and her desire to contribute to the field of science or technology”.
White is a sophomore at the Madeira School in Virginia. For four years she has been a WHS Youth STEM Ambassador. As an Ambassador, White is responsible for assisting with the coordination of the non-profit’s STEM activities, organizing field trips, developing conference materials for STEM outreach, enlisting other students in the WHS STEM initiative and representing the program at conferences and events. Through this program WHS strives to connect students with meaningful public service careers tied to securing our nation. For more information please visit www.WHSSTEM.com.
Lori Gordon, Director, WHS STEM Initiative and Senior Associate, HWC stated, “We are extremely pleased that Kalyna is being recognized in this way – she has been a tremendous asset to the STEM initiative – helping us recruit other ambassadors, connecting new schools, and letting us know what the ‘really’ cool STEM is from a student’s perspective.”