Student News: Women’s Center Honors Keisha Ashe
Keisha Ashe, who is currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering Ph.D., has been named one of the recipients of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award from UConn’s Women’s Center.
Keisha is the co-founder of ManyMentors, a program that aims to get more girls and young women engaged in STEM through advocacy, leadership opportunities, programs, and events. To date, ManyMentors has impacted over 5,000 students in the State of Connecticut. The program organizes one-on-one mentorship connections through an innovative website platform, in addition to panels and events where STEM leaders share their experiences and inspire the next generation of innovators. In the future, Keisha said she hopes to continue to help women change the face of STEM fields. Her future plans also include pursuing an industrial post-doc.
The award was established in 1992 to honor a current UConn undergraduate or graduate student or high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who has demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school.