Join Us Today
If you share our passion for STEAM education, please consider joining our Board of Directors. Together we can build a future where more women of color are a part of the STEAM workforce and possess the skills and competitiveness needed to become the computer programmers, engineers, and scientists of tomorrow. We are particularly interested in candidates with a legal or financial background.
How to Apply
Email email@example.com and include “DIY Girls Board Application” in the subject line. Please provide a brief biography or your professional resume, and answer each of the following questions:
Why do you want to join DIY Girls’ Board of Directors?
What do you hope to gain from the experience?
What knowledge and/or skills do you possess that would be beneficial to our organization?
Download our board recruitment flyer below for more information.
Luz Rivas, an engineer and educator, founded DIY Girls in 2011 at the LA elementary school that she attended. Like girls in our program, Luz is a daughter of Mexican immigrants, born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Pacoima neighborhood of Los Angeles. Learning about computer science in 5th grade at her Los Angeles public school eventually led her to attend MIT where she graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Luz started her career as an electrical hardware engineer for Motorola in Chicago and worked in the STEM education field for nearly 15 years. Luz started the DIY Girls program at one school serving 32 girls with a minimal budget, donated supplies and dedicated volunteers and over 4 years grew the organization's budget to over $400,000 allowing more than 500 girls at 10 schools to experience hands-on STEM in Los Angeles.
In October 2016, Mayor Garcetti appointed her to the Board of Public Works where she will serve as a Commissioner. Luz will remain an advisor to DIY Girls and hopes to work on city-wide STEM initiatives that will reach more kids in LA.
Encouraging Girls to Hack and Make [Make Magazine]
DIY Girls: How Fifth Grade Girls can Change the World [American Express]