Amira Johnson, 14, attends Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and is a student ambassador for Technovation, a non- profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology and business-based careers. Prior to her role as a student ambassador, she participated in the competition for 3 years, with her app E.S.T.E.E.M, which was dedicated to teaching teens to gain and keep their self-confidence without depending on their peers for recognition. As a student ambassador, last year Amira led an all-girls coding program on Saturdays at her house, where she taught girls to code and build their own brands. She was able to recruit 25 girls and support 19 throughout the 2018 season. This year, Amira plans to double participation and send at least 3 of her teams to semi-finals!
Amira is actively seeking Technovation Challenge participants between the ages of 10-18. To learn more, please contact her at Technovationpgh@gmail.com!
Carnegie STEM Girls Interview with Amira