This week’s Badass Chick is Farita Tasnim, an MIT sophomore who is blazing a trail for fellow women in the STEM fields (aka, STEMinism – how great!).

Growing up, Farita really loved math and eventually decided that she wanted more hand-on engineering experience. She joined the robotics team in high school and lead them to victory during her time. She also increased the number of women on the robotics team, and even got a company to sponsor the team – among many, many other accomplishments (she’s also made a portable and sustainable energy-harvesting device… which I don’t understand at all and am not even going to bother trying to explain!!).

Now at MIT, Farita is studying electrical engineering and is blending her loves of science and fashion by creating the Hack Fashion club. She wants to leave an impact in fashion engineering when she makes her way into the work force post-graduation.

I love that Farita is paving the way for women in STEM and using her passions to leave a lasting impact! Learn more about Farita here.

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