In this episode, I speak with Yamilée Toussaint Beach, Dance Technologist and Founder and CEO of STEM From Dance. Based in New York City, STEM From Dance gives underrepresented minority girls the awareness and preparation for a STEM education through the creative and confidence-building aspects of dance. Yamilée grew up on Long Island, and although she considered becoming a professional dancer after high school, she instead enrolled at MIT, where she earned a BS in mechanical engineering. Wanting to apply her knowledge in an educational setting, she joined the Teach For America program, and spent two years teaching high school algebra in an underserved community in Brooklyn. STEM From Dance was then born from her desire to combine her passions for STEM, education, and dance into a program that educates and excites girls of color about STEM.
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