Taxonomy Archives: Notable Women in STEM

Meet Andrea Frost, Senior Software Security Engineer and Notable Woman in STEM
After a life-changing trip to India in her twenties, and an injury to her leg, Andrea Frost decided to pursue a career in computer science. Now, as a Senior Software Security Engineer at Dell Technologies, she is carving out a space of belonging for other women in tech. Andrea recently spoke with us about overcoming self-doubt, health challenges, and the judgements of others — and as a result, coming into her own. Read More
Meet Manshi Naik, Senior Systems Engineer and Notable Woman in STEM
When a tour of a NASA facility left Manshi Naik awestruck, she knew she had to find a way to bring her biomedical engineering background to the aerospace industry. Now, as a senior systems engineer at Blue Origin, Manshi develops procedures for engineering rockets. (Yeah, we know, it's pretty cool.) In her interview, she talks switching industries, STEM myths, and becoming a dog mom. Read More
Meet Desirée Wolfgramm, Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Energy Northwest and Notable Woman in STEM
Desirée Wolfgramm started out in the Arts before she was inspired to become a mechanical engineer by a career day at General Motors. Now she manages regulatory compliance at a nuclear power plant in the Tri-Cities. And along the way, she became mother to six kids! Read below to learn how she did it—and how she continues to inspire others to follow a career in STEM. Read More
Meet Elona Trogub, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Gorge Greens and Notable Woman in STEM
Elona Trogub is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Gorge Greens, where she grows nutrient-rich microgreens. Her work is part of a larger project to create a year-round waste-to-energy food system in southwest Washington.   Read More
Meet Joyce Elauria, Security Engineer and Notable Woman in STEM
Joyce Elauria is a Security Engineer for Okta, where she monitors software for security vulnerabilities and corrects problems when they’re found. Her work helps to keep our digital environments safe and secure. Read More
A Tribute to Martha Feldman
Martha Feldman (February 20, 1945 ~ June 10, 2020) was a shining example of “Notable Women in STEM.” As a businesswoman, educator, and engineer, she forged new STEM pathways for women across the state. Read More
Meet Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Psychologist, Researcher, and Notable Woman in STEM
Celestina Barbosa-Leiker is Executive Vice Chancellor for Research and Administration at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, where she studies the psychological experiences of people with substance use disorders. Her research is helping healthcare providers take better care of people negatively affected by substance use. Read More
Meet Lisa Jackson, Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and Notable Woman in STEM
Lisa Jackson is a doctor, infectious disease epidemiologist, and Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. She works with a team of scientists to lead clinical trials of vaccines. Read More
Meet Kimberly Harper – Physical Scientist, U. S. Department of Energy and Notable Woman in STEM
Kimberly Harper is a Physical Scientist with the U. S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. She works with a team of scientists and engineers to evaluate projects at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She helps ensure the research at the facility is safe and appropriate for the resources available. Read More
Meet Tiah Thompson – Associate Director at Accenture’s Technology Consulting Business and Notable Woman in STEM
Tiah Thompson is an Associate Director for Accenture's Technology Consulting business. Working with teams across the globe, Tiah helps companies transform the way they do business by using new IT frameworks, processes, tools, operating models, and business models. Read More