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MEET THE FOUNDER

Marina Bloomer Stellar Tech Girls

MARINA BLOOMER

Aerospace Engineer + STEM Educator

B.S. Mechanical Engineering | M.S. Aerospace Engineering | MBA

Proud Badger living in Madison, Wisconsin! During her career as an aerospace engineer launching rockets and working with astronauts, Marina has been dedicated towards creating and running Girls in STEM programs to inspire the next generation of engineers. She is determined to increase diversity in engineering and knows that exposure to engaging and inclusive STEM programs at a young age is critical.

Stellar Tech Girls brings her years of STEM programming experience and network of inspiring female engineering role models to girls in Wisconsin.

 

She knows that today's girls are going to bring more diversity into engineering and change the future of the industry. She cannot wait to see what they invent, how they improve the world, and the planets they explore!

Marina leads all of the in-person programming at Stellar Tech Girls, including the summer camps. So everyone at Stellar Tech Girls gets to learn from a real-life rocket scientist!

Our founder Marina Bloomer was featured on the STEMblazers Podcast (S3E2)! 

Listen to learn about her career in aerospace engineering, her role as VP of Program Management at a rocket engine company, and how mentorship comes in many forms.

"Remember that the people who become aerospace engineers and astronauts did not constantly win. They did not always succeed at everything they tried, but they continued trying, and that's really how you get to that point to do something that seems so challenging and seems so impossible to achieve. You just keep trying. You pick yourself back up, and you keep working hard."

"There is so much more to engineering than just the analytical side. If you are very well rounded and have all of those different attributes, you can be a really powerful engineer and make a big difference."

"There are moments when I look around the room and I am the only woman... often. And it's not ok. So something needs to change."

MEET THE STELLAR TEAM

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Mackenzie Sloan
Summer Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Mackenzie Sloan, and I am working at Stellar Tech Girls as an Assistant Manager this summer. I am a 19 year old sophomore at UW-Madison majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I chose to work at Stellar Tech Girls to help other girls explore the STEM field in a fun and lowstake environment. On campus I am involved with the Student Leadership Program and a member of the Society of Women Engineers. In my free time I enjoy playing music, reading a good book, and getting outside with my dogs. I hope to see you this summer!

Keerthi Peddinti
Camp Counselor & Workshop Lead

Hey everyone, my name is Keerthi and I am 18 years old. I am a freshman at UW Madison (Go Badgers!) majoring in Computer Science. Outside of school, I love to paint, travel, hang out with friends, and watch TV shows. I am working at Stellar Tech to share my passion about STEM with young girls and underrepresented minorities and help them love engineering and science! 

Bethany Wareing
Camp Counselor

I'm 17 and I'm a senior at Middleton High School. Next year, I intend to study cybersecurity engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology! Outside of school, I'm also a barista! I like to bake, code, thrift, and make jewelry. I like working at Stellar Tech Girls because I get to share my passion for STEM with other people!

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Emma Cavazos
Camp Counselor

My name is Emma, and I am a junior at Middleton High School. After high school I plan to become a mechanical engineer, and I can't wait to apply those skills in ways that will better the environment. I will be a second degree black belt come June, and I am passionate about the outdoors. I also am fluent in both English and Spanish. I thrive in social environments and love to teach so I can't wait to connect with younger girls through STEM and help them find their strengths!

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Abigail Truscott
Camp Counselor

My name is Abby Truscott. I am 19 years old and just completed my first year at UW Madison. I am studying Engineering Mechanics and planning to focus on Aerospace. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, theater, concrete canoe, and crocheting. I am looking forward to working at Stellar Tech Girls and the opportunity to introduce kids to STEM.

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Michelle Lee
Camp Counselor

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a junior at Middleton High School! After high school, I plan to go into the medical field. I'm interested in all types of science, but my favorites are biology and chemistry. In my free time, I love listening to music, running outside, and hanging out with my friends. I look forward to working at Stellar Tech Girls and helping young girls foster their interest in STEM!

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Finley Pawelka
Camp Counselor

I’m a Junior at Middleton High School. After high school I plan to go into computer science, and travel the world whenever I can. When I’m not busy playing one of my three sports, I enjoy reading and painting. I love working at Stellar Tech Girls because it allows me to keep working with STEM over summer and helps me share it with others!

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Emily Ge
Camp Counselor

Hi, I'm Emily. I'm 17 years old and will be in 12th grade at Vel Phillips Memorial High School next year. I'm interested in studying the sciences, especially in researching and creating new technology. In my free time, I love reading, playing the piano, knitting, playing tennis, and spending time with my two rabbits. Working at Stellar Tech Girls has given me a great opportunity to get to know and help children interested in STEM have an amazing summer!

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This Could Be You!

You must be 16 years or older, love working with kids, and share a passion for diversity in STEM. Previous job experience not required. We have different levels of job openings available throughout the year, so don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested.

Contact info@stellartechgirls.com to learn more!

JOB APPLICATION

Become a member of the Stellar Team!

 

We are always looking for people who are passionate about our mission and want to get involved! You must be 16 years or older, love working with kids, and share a passion for diversity in STEM. Previous job experience not required. We have different levels of job openings available throughout the year, so don't hesitate to reach out to learn more.

Sound like you? Reach out, and let's talk!

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