Claudia Gourdet was born in Mirebalais, Haiti. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree as a Computer and Information Systems major. Growing up in Haiti she was never exposed to STEM subjects and experiences; she often found herself exploring how things worked. When she came to Miami, she searched for opportunities to stay engage and participated in numerous community organizations. Her interest in STEM sparked during her high school years. She participated in the Upward Bound Math & Science Program, in grades 9-12, where she engaged in hands-on STEM learning. She learned about the importance and opportunities of pursuing a STEM discipline.
While a freshman in college, Claudia founded STEM Access For Girls as her commitment to action for the Clinton Global Initiative University, which inspires social entrepreneurs to collaborate on innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. She believe she was fortunate enough to come to the United States to find opportunities. However, it doesn’t take leaving home or becoming a “diaspora” to become a leader, social- entrepreneur, to become change agents and transform your community. Giving a child the opportunity is all it takes to have a bight future.
Cherrie Dwarka Sing
Suriname Program Manager
Cherelys Dwarka Sing was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. She is currently in her final year of her Bachelor of Science study in Software Engineering at the University of Science and Technology (UNASAT). She also has an Intermediate Vocational Education (MBO in Dutch) in Electrical Engineering and Informatics obtained from the Natuur technisch Instituut (NATIN).
She is passionate about everything that involves STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) and Sports. In 2012 she founded her NGO called MSP, an online platform that aims to help students pick the right school and career path thru the school/career information we provide.