Mentoring can open your eyes to more opportunities

Margaret Gates, 15, from Wantagh, New York, dreams of being an engineer or astrophysicist, but until 2016, she had yet to explore other STEM career opportunities. That was when her aunt, a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, told her about the Academy’s 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program, as a result of receiving a newsletter with a call for mentees and mentors for the program. She thought it would be a great opportunity for Margaret.