My name is Sarah Armstrong I am 18 years old and I am a greenlight for girls UK ambassador.
Back in 2015, I attended the g4g imperial event and ever since, I have always been around greenlight for girls. Greenlight for girls came into my life at a point where I was really struggling with my STEM based subjects at school and I was told enjoying a subject isn’t enough to pursue it into further education. However, after attending the event I was really inspired by the message communicated by g4g and realised that women in STEM was something I was passionate about.
STEM to me is important as it is driving the forefront of change in our society and I want to be a part of that change. From advancement in medicine, technology and to our everyday lives, STEM is something we can’t live without. And this is why now, 3 years later, I am going to be studying civil engineering at university!
One of my favourite part of working with g4g is seeing the confidence grow within the girls who attend the g4g events, and seeing a spark in interest and curious for STEM ; something a classroom environment wouldn’t be able to replicate as much.
g4g has given me countless opportunities, not only grow my own interest and helping me gain confidence but has given me the chance to travel to Brussels for an internship, run an event in my local primary school, but most importantly given me a chance to make a difference.
There is a quote that really inspired me to pursue a career in stem, “she believed she could so she did” as I have learnt if you believe in yourself anything is possible, even a career in STEM.