Programs, Washington D.C.
Alicia C. Lane, DC Director of Programs
Alicia C. Lane possesses 10+ years of experience in increasing access to STEM careers: from teaching Project Lead the Way curricula to leading STEM summer camps to coaching underwater robotics to advising a NSBE Jr. chapter and more! As a graduate of the Atlanta University Center Dual Degree Engineering Program, Alicia holds degrees in chemistry from Spelman College and in civil/environmental engineering from the University of Michigan. To help pursue a passion in mentoring and teaching, she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and earned a Master of Arts in education from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Techbridge Girls, she managed STEM-themed career and technical education programs within DC Public Schools. In her free time, Alicia travels as much as she can and works on DollarStoreSTEM.com, a TED-Ed Innovative Educator project.
Meagan Border, Program Coordinator
Prior to joining Techbridge, Meagan was a high school math teacher at a DC public school. She also served as a Program and Research Assistant at Momentous Institute in Dallas, TX, where she helped lead youth and family experiential group therapy sessions and evaluated program efficacy. Meagan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Stony Brook University and enjoys playing rugby, going hiking and swimming with her dog Blue, and taking road trips.
Sierra Cunningham, Program Coordinator
Sierra is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and minored in Environmental Studies. During her undergraduate experience she was involved in FUELS, Females in Undergraduate Education Leading Science, and a Great Lakes STEM scholarship recipient. These experiences fostered a growth for wanting to combine STEM and community work for STEM outreach and education of women and girls. Prior to Techbridge Girls she was a School Site Director and Program Coordinator for an all-girls mentorship program, Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE), in public Los Angeles Middle Schools. Sierra is a lover of the ocean, animals, plants, flowers and nature. In her free time she enjoys various DIY projects, cooking, and creating all natural skin and hair products.
Shonique White, Program Coordinator
Shonique attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she received Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. During her undergraduate career she was a resident advisor for the Women in Science and Engineering Residence program, and the community service chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers. Prior to joining Techbridge, she worked in San Diego for two years as a HealthCorps Coordinator, implementing a health and wellness program at Hoover High School. Shonique was involved in the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program from grades four through twelve, which sparked her interest in science and engineering, and drove her to want to give back as a Techbridge Program Coordinator. Shonique enjoys reading, playing video games, Netflix marathons, and on occasion trying to imitate difficult recipes.