Dana Bolles

Dana Bolles

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Reaching for the stars leads to an exceptional life.

Dana Bolles

"The misconception about STEM is that boys are better at it than girls. Growing up in society a lot of times girls aren't encouraged to be in STEM. And if they are the sad truth is that the further along they get in their education they tend drop out of it, and I think that has to do with family, culture, and things telling them differently. That getting married and have kids, which is important, but if they're passionate about STEM fields that's important to. And they can do both!"

Shoot for the stars! #IfThenSheCan ambassador Dana Bolles relied on equipment to be independent (from the age of 2 years) and it inspired her to become and engineer and work for a space agency. She works for the Science Engagement and Partnerships Division at headquarters in science communications for the search beyond earth. With a visible disability, Dana wants break the stigma and encourage people to not let others bring you down and to believe in yourself. She brings a unique perspective, surpassing expectations on her path.. Dana also volunteers for employee resource groups (ERGs) for women, people with disabilities, and LGBT communities.

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