As a journalist, I had the opportunity to interview my young niece about her love for science and her role models. It was an exciting experience to hear about what young children are learning in the science classroom and what keeps them interested in the subject.
At Those Nerdy Girls, we are passionate about inspiring girls and women across the country to pursue careers in science. Our all-woman team works hard to be positive role models for aspiring young girls and women, encouraging them to follow their passions. Today, we share a brief interview with a very young Nerdy Girl.
Hannah Beth, who is 7 and three-quarters years old, shares that her favorite activity is art. She dreams of becoming a kindergarten teacher or a psychologist when she grows up. Currently, in her science class, she is learning about magnets and is fascinated by how things work around her, such as the human body and how magnets work. When asked about her role models in science, her immediate response was “my MOMMY!”
It’s always heartwarming and inspiring to hear young girls like Hannah Beth share their love of science and their aspirations for the future. As Nerdy Girl Sara, I stand in solidarity with the celebration of women and girls in science today and every day.