ITWomen’s Role Model Speakers program visited the Girls Get IT club at South Broward High School in March. We were thrilled to have first-time speaker Denise Mendez from Magic Leap get the girls excited about careers in engineering and IT. The girls listened attentively as Denise told stories of her college career at UF in electrical and electronics engineering and the disparity of male/female students in those types of programs.
Her enthusiasm for her time spent as an intern at NASA was truly contagious! And then she showed a video which piqued their interest in Magic Leap’s revolutionary new technology while explaining her role there as Sr. Test Automation Engineer. The Girls Get IT club had plenty of questions for Denise, during and after her presentation and welcomed her back in the future.
— Patricia Mundarain