Phenom. Prodigy. Whiz kid. Those are just a few of the words used to describe Alena Analeigh, who at 12-years old is in college Majoring in Mechanical Engineering, but that’s only part of her story. Now, the youngest girl of color to intern at NASA, Alena is also using her voice by launching The Brown STEM Girl and she is also the founder of The Brown STEM Girl Foundation.
Through The Brown STEM Girl, Alena has received eight proclamations declaring April 30th as Brown STEM Girl STEM in the City Day Honoring Women of Color in STEM. This day is also set aside to engage girls of color, ages 10-17 in STEM activities and will be hosted all across the United States of America.
Alena has received international recognition through her features on NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, Good Morning America, The Kelly and Ryan Show, Black Entertainment Television, and a host of news outlets throughout the world. Alena was not only both traditionally schooled and homeschooled but she was also world schooled. She is an experienced world traveler which enabled her to attend school in Amman, the capital of Jordan, a city located in the Middle East. Legos, Robotics, and NASA are the things that excite Alena. It started at 4-years old when she began traveling to NASA sites to fuel her passion.
Phenom. Prodigy. Whiz kid. Those words don’t fully describe the essence of Alena Analeigh. Her intellectual brilliance is only a glimpse into who she is. It’s the depth of her warm-heartedness, quiet spirit, and gracious nature that sets her apart even more.. Alena currently mentors girls around the world and has launched a prestigious scholarship program for girls of color in STEM all while she is preparing to Launch a STEM School for girls. Alena is also the author of Braniac World; 21 Days of Affirmations for Smart Girls.
With a clear vision, Alena is on the path to knock down doors for other brown STEM girls, just like her as an Author, Innovator, Thought Provoker, NASA Geek, and STEM Advocate for Women & Girls of color around the world. Alena invites you to take a seat at her table where there is room for everyone and help build a world of Women & Girls in STEM.