Dureti Jamal
Franklin HS, Class of 2017

I joined IGNITE my sophomore year of high school expecting to learn about why the tech field is the way to go. What I ended up gaining was far more valuable. IGNITE not only exposed me to various careers in the STEM field but it also showed me that I had options, that there was no set path that I had to take in order to be successful. It showed me that I have the power to break down the barriers that were placed to keep us from that success. IGNITE allowed me the opportunity to make connections with inspirational women who were willing to commit their time to sharing their knowledge and experience with us, helping me change the way that I viewed my future.