As an undergrad, I co-founded Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) at UC Berkeley—a STEM outreach program to mentor underserved K-8 students in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of this program, I managed a team of 5 mentors who taught programming with LEGO Minstorms robots at A Home Away from Homelessness in San Francisco, CA. I also co-created an taught an undergrad course to prepare 20 enrolled mentors for K-8 teaching.
After graduating from Berkeley, I continued my work with BEAM at UCLA as a grad student.
BEAM’s work in the Bay Area continues today. In 2015, their work was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition.