Bridget is passionate about STEM education, the environment, and creating powerful youth development opportunities for girls. She began her career as a Field Scientist, working on environmental and geotechnical remediation and investigation projects. Bridget transitioned into youth development and education, serving as the STEM Program Specialist for Girl Scouts, and later as an Undergraduate Instructor and Advisor. Her eclectic experiences in science and education have fostered a true desire to help girls conquer the gender gap and realize that science and technology are awesome. As a Regional Affiliate Manager for NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, Bridget coordinates multiple program areas across the country. The best part of her job is working to inspire and encourage her teams, helping them to support and celebrate women and girls in computing. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Bridget holds a Master’s degree in Applied Environmental Science from University College Dublin, Ireland. When she isn’t working, she’s likely chasing after her two small children, who are likely chasing after their new dog, Rosy.
Mel Monier (she/they; @moniermel) is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. They use queer and intersectional