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Sasha Ariel Alston, Inspiring Black Girls to Pursue STEM

Like many industries in this world, the tech industry has a gender diversity problem. Sasha Ariel Alston, a Washington D.C. native who attends Pace University, has written a book to push back against the industry and try and transform their problem by getting more minorities and girls interested in STEM.

Sasha Savvy Loves to Code is a semi-autobiographical story about a 10-year-old black girl attending an all-girls coding camp. Alston wrote this book in hopes of inspiring young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math. She also teaches some programming basics in the book as well.

Since the tech industry can be isolating, Alston and her book are models for the next generation of girls. Get connected with Sasha here and click on the following page to dive deeper into her story.

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About Shekera Clarke

My name is Shekera Clarke. I am currently a senior at the University at Albany majoring in journalism with a business minor. I grew up in Queens, NY. QGTM! My goals upon graduating include either writing for a pop culture magazine/blog or work for ESPN because of my love for sports - whether that's behind the scenes or on air.

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