Young feminist works to engineer change
Not one to be beaten by inequity, Brown led her team to become the highest ranking all-girls team in the FIRST Robotics Competition. She says she's inspired by her friends, family and the "vastness of the universe" and that after graduation, she hopes to attend a private liberal arts college and major in engineering or communications.
NAME: Carrie Brown
SCHOOL: Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "I'm very proud of earning the role of Maria in my school’s production of 'The Sound of Music' and being president of our (all-girls) robotics team, Iron Plaid."
ACTIVITIES/CLUBS: "I am involved in robotics, the literary magazine at school, Spanish Club, Model U,N,, Survival Skills, Duchesne’s Concert for Uganda and the school musical, 'The Sound of Music,' as well as yoga and a very slow attempt at learning to play the guitar."
FAVORITE CLASS: Physics – "I have a great teacher that has made the subject really fun to learn. I like to understand how things works and why, and applying it to robotics and the real world."
FAVORITE BOOK: "I really love 'Never Let Me Go' by Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s a really interesting look at humanity and while it makes me cry every time I read it, I love the characters and their narration too much to stop reading it."
HER PASSION: "I'm very passionate about feminism, especially because robotics has exposed me to the huge lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. It's important for women to realize their abilities and not allow men to overwhelm these fields because women are just as good, or better, at them."
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