Alayna Westcom

Hometown:  Bakersfield

Age: 23

School: University of Vermont, Bay Path College

Talent:  Scientific Experiment

Platform:  Success through STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


As I visit schools, I continue to see a drop in interest for STEM careers compared to when I was in elementary school.  Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education reminded us all that “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist…using technologies that haven’t been invented….in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”  STEM is the key and my passion in life is to unlock the magic!