Sarita Menon

Founder and Editor of Smore Magazine

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Embrace your brilliance and be unapologetic about your love for STEM.

What do you do?

My job is to inspire young girls and boys to nurture their curiosity and love for science.

Why did you choose this field?

As a young girl, I loved science and I was really good at it too. But I didn’t see or hear the stories of successful women in science to show me that there so many ways to pursue a career in STEM. Even today the inspirational stories of brilliant women in STEM are missing from the books and magazines that young girls are reading. Smore was created to share these stories and resources so young girls who love science and technology are prepared and excited about a successful future in these fields.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

That I can dream of an idea, start my own company to share my passion for science, and get kids all over the world excited about it.

Why do you love working in STEM?

That is best summed up in this comment a parent posted on our social media site "My 10-year old daughter loves this magazine. Her first one just arrived. She read it cover to cover and woke up the next day with a head full of new facts and ideas. I didn't know that she had any interest in astronomy but after reading the most recent magazine, she learned enough about it to want to know more. Thanks for igniting her enthusiasm for science."

Best advice for next generation?

Embrace your brilliance and be unapologetic about your love for STEM. Stay inspired to know more and be more!

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“If cauliflower can somehow become pizza, then you, my friend, can do anything!”

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