Emily Esch

The Colony, TX, US
Field of Work 
Information Technology
 
STEM Education
Company 
Gartner
Job Title or "Student" 
Research Engagement Specialist
Education 
University of Texas at Dallas
Degree 
Information Technology and Systems
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
I am an alumni of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition program and currently am part of the regional planning committee for FIRST Tech Challenge events in the DFW area. In addition to event planning and coordinating, I have acted as a mentor for FIRST programs including FLL, FTC, and FRC. I also previously worked for REV Robotics, one of First's main suppliers, creating documentation and guides. One of the main focuses in my tenure in FIRST has been increasing engagement with women and girls.

Outside of FIRST I am a passionate STEAM advocate and have worked with other programs such as BEST and UT Dallas's Science and Engineering Education center, where we facilitated STEAM education by creating kits and exhibits for local libraries.

My degree is in Information Technology and Systems. I currently work for an IT advisory firm Gartner as a Research Engagement Services Specailst focused in aligning clients pressing technical questions with the best fit subject matter expert.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Pets, Reading, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Other
Other Program Affiliation 
FIRST
Other Interests 
Robotics

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