What about B.O.Y.S.? People always ask Shaundra: Why not a program for boys? “There’s no specific ‘scientific’ reason I wrote the program for girls,” she says. “It’s just a matter of who inspired me at the time.”
The first signs of an engineer: Shaundra enjoyed taking things apart as a kid, including household appliances like the toaster.
Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, Florida State University; M.S. in electrical engineering, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida; S.M., Media Arts and Science, MIT Media Lab. She’s now a Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Media Lab.
Hobbies: Shaundra did gymnastics until age 14, was a cheerleader in middle school, and joined the dance team in high school. She was an FSU Golden Girl and now is part of the MIT Dance Troupe. She also enjoys reading and watching movies.
Volunteering: Shaundra tutors students in math and science at a local charter school.
What motivates her: Shaundra says that her mother always told her to “remember who you are and whose you are.” With that in mind, she says, "I never forget that I'm a child of God, and that I'm unique and don't have to be like everyone else."