Meet Lauren. She’s a cheerleader for NFL’s Washington Redskins and previously a cheerleader for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. She’s a native Washingtonian and currently works for a government contractor in the DC area as a systems engineering professional. Her background is in mathematics and economics and has been encouraging young people to focus on the STEM areas in school through her work with Science Cheerleaders since 2010. [Updated 12/28/13]
“Science Cheerleaders is a great organization with a lot of positive and strong role models. I’m happy to be a part of such an amazing group of women dedicating their time to increase awareness about the importance of gearing more students towards the STEM fields. I realized very early in school that I enjoyed mathematics and then, learning about all of the interesting careers that were available were to me really opened my eyes! I’m ecstatic to share my experiences as both a cheerleader and engineering professional through the initiatives with SciCheer!”
Meet more Science Cheerleaders: NBA and NFL cheerleaders-turned-scientists and engineers who are stomping out stereotypes and inspiring the 3-4 million U.S. cheerleaders to consider science and technology careers.