Today, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I had the pleasure of interviewing my young niece about her love of science and her role models. It is always exciting to hear what young children are learning in the science classroom and what keeps them interested in the subject.
At Those Nerdy Girls, we’re very proud of our all-female team and work hard to inspire girls and women across the country to pursue careers in science. We aim to be positive role models for aspiring young girls and women, encouraging them to follow their passions. Today we’re sharing a short interview with a very young geek.
Hannah Beth, who is 7 and three quarters, says her favorite activity is art. She dreams of becoming a kindergarten teacher or a psychologist when she grows up. Right now, in science class, she is learning about magnets and is fascinated by how things around her work, such as the human body and how magnets work. When asked about her role models in science, her immediate response is “my MOM!”
It’s always heartwarming and inspiring to hear young women like Hannah Beth share their love of science and their aspirations for the future. As Nerd Sarah, I stand in solidarity with the celebration of women and girls in science today and every day.