Girl Scouts showed me that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to! From beginning as a 1st grade Brownie and selling cookies door-to-door, to graduating high school as a Gold Award recipient, to volunteering throughout college as an adult in Community Based Programming, I’ve been able to set and achieve goals I never would have dreamed of without the support of Girl Scouts. Now, I’m able to empower the next generation of innovators through my social initiative, “Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead!” and my book, “Innovators: women in history who have made positive contributions to STEAM.” Completing my Gold Award project gave me the skills needed to create a social initiative, to write a book, and to show young women their potential to thrive in STEAM careers.