Hello, Science Cheerleader fans! It’s that magical time of year: the NFL Playoffs! And I’m certain you won’t be surprised to know that there are cheerleaders pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers cheering on the sidelines. The first team we’re highlighting is Darlene Cavalier’s hometown team, the Philadelphia Eagles, who have a remarkable 13 (out of 35) STEM-minded cheerleading stars on their squad! They include:

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Alexandria, pursuing B.S. degree in Psychology

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Allegra, B.S. degree in Public Health and Education, Clinical Research Coordinator

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Arielle, B.S. degree in Kinesiology, Physical Therapy Aide

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Dana, B.S. degree in Accounting, NJ Councilwoman and Global Senior Consulting Operations Analyst at a large technology firm

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Gabriela, B.S. degree in Nursing, Orthopedic trauma nurse at Penn Medicine with the goal of obtaining a master’s degree in Acute Care

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Hayley, B.S. degree in Energy Business and Finance with a minor in Supply Chain and Information Systems Technology; she’s an Open Manufacturing Supply Chain Planner

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Jillian, Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Science and English Education, 7th grade teacher

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KelseyRae, Currently pursuing a B.A. degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and Sign Language; she plans to earn a doctorate degree in the field of forensic psychology

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Krystal, currently pursuing a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling and Psychology

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Lauren, pursuing a B.A. degree in marketing with a concentration in market research and statistics at Temple University Fox School of Business

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Talia, pursuing a B.S. degree in Recreational Therapy, plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy

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Tamia, B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Laboratory Technician for a Microbiology Biotech Company; with plans to attend medical school and become an Obstetrician/Gynecologist

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Taylor, pursuing a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy with a minor in Spanish and Accounting, plans to become a Physical Therapist

So if you’re an Eagles fan watching the Sunday afternoon game, don’t forget to give a cheer for the Science Cheerleaders on the field as well! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! We’ll have profiles of other NFL Playoff teams coming soon!

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