Female STEM Rock Stars to Follow

Jessie Combs
Trained in Collision/Refinishing, Chassis Fabrication, Street Rod Fabrication, and Trim/Upholstery, with a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication. She currently hosts All Girls Garage and The List: 1001 Car Things To Do Before You Die on AOL’s autoblog.com. Jessi has also raced in the Ultra4 King of the Hammers and pilots the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger!

Ziya Tong
Host/Producer at Daily Planet, Canada’s daily science show. She was a host and producer for Wired Science on PBS and a reporter for NOVA on PBS.

Melissa Pemberton
Aerobatic pilot, free fly skydiver and champion rock climber. However a stunt plane is not all that she flies. Melissa is also an avid skydiver. She enjoys flying her wingsuit and has over 300 base jumps.

Saadia Muzaffar
Toronto-based marketing and business development strategist working and playing at the nexus of technology and people. President of Black & White Logic Inc., Founder of Revvly, and Founder of TechGirls Canada.

Meredith Underell
Developer and Designer. Builds websites, web apps, Ladies Learning Code Vancouver Chapter Lead, and co-organizer of Vancouver Code & Coffee.

Amelia Rose Earhart
Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, which grants flight-training scholarships to young women, ages 16 to 18. She obtained her private pilot license, her instrument rating, and is currently working on her commercial rating. Earhart is the youngest female to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine airplane.

Emily Calandrelli
A producer and host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space and a visiting scholar at the Harvard NASA Tournament Lab, helping organizations solve technical challenges through the use of crowdsourcing. She is passionate about technology policy, entrepreneurship, open innovation, space exploration, and promoting STEM education to young women.

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