Our mission at Twentyeight Health is to increase access - including education, affordability, and convenience - to sexual and reproductive healthcare. We are starting with birth control, providing online doctor evaluations for birth control prescriptions, quick home deliveries, and secure messaging with doctors for follow up questions.
As a little girl, my love for dolphins sparked an interest in marine biology and my obsession with the Harry Potter books got me interested in writing. In college, I majored in creative writing and psychology, which got me interested in becoming a teacher.
Behavioral scientist Heidi Forbes Öste, PhD wanted to grow up to be happy, no matter which career path would’ve accomplished that. Although Heidi was always good at math, she thought it was an insult at a young age when anyone pointed it out; she believes that was due to the mentality of that time.
I just wanted to design, build, and problem solve at NASA. While I ultimately landed in a very fulfilling career in medical devices, it was the spark of wonder at what engineering made possible that made me want to pursue a STEM career.
I started Ambitionista Box for women that want to receive products and resources they can use in the office or at home. Every other month, our members receive a carefully curated box of 6+ products; including business and personal development resources to keep you inspired and motivated, amazing products from women-owned brands.
I knew I was favorably shifting the math mindsets of my students in Detroit, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to make math accessible and cool for black children on a national scale. I wasn’t exactly sure how to do this, so I began reading academic journals and articles about black children and math to help get the juices flowing. Once I started researching, I learned just how pervasive the racial and gender gaps are in mathematics/mathematics education/STEM.
Dr. Sullivan wants young girls to know that engineering is an excellent base degree no matter what field you want to enter. An engineering degree provides greater options because it allows you to understand how things work. A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering is useful for any job from management to design.
Our village school was pretty conservative. For example, we had a mandatory class where boys had to work with tools and build something cool, and girls had to knit, which I personally found useless and unfair.
I feel in love with medicine after reading a book called “Mountains behind Mountains”. This book was about how we need to focus on the marginalized community by giving them access to quality healthcare.
I always thought having your own company required knowing some special formula. I wanted to understand the startup world better and have had meetings so I can get advice from startup founders (most of them being men) about raising money