White House Author
Shorma Bianca Bailey is a senior at Howard University in Washington DC, majoring in Chemical Engineering. As President of Engineers Without Borders, she has done volunteer work in Kenya, Brazil and now Haiti. She has held several internships at NAVSEA Department of Defense, ConocoPhillips and Carnegie Mellon University in the field of nano-technology. Most importantly Ms. Bailey is a Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas Alum and now works and volunteers at Girls Incorporated of the Washington DC Metro Area located on Howard University's campus. There she is the operational manager as well as frequently teaching BUILD IT, an engineering curriculum, to middle school girls. In addition to her long time commitment and service to Girls Incorporated Ms. Bailey has shared her success story at the Office of Justice and Delinquency Prevention Conference listening session for the National Girls Institute. She has recently been nominated to the National Advisory Board for the National Girls Institute. This young lady continues to uplift and influence women and girls in STEM by helping to train and inspired the next generation with her position as a Teacher's Assistant at Howard University, where she teaches 160 freshman in the College of Engineering about the roles and importance of African American young women and men in STEM. This trailblazer, after graduating with her engineering degree in May 2012 will go off to obtain a PhD in environmental engineering with a focus in international development.