First Name

Charissa

Last Name

Eggleston

Bio

I am the Federal Way School Districts Inpiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution (IGNITE) Coordinator for five high schools. We have hosted panels, career trips to large and small tech companies to expose diverse middle and high school girls to careers in STEM fields. This year we are piloting an Elementary IGNITE program. In the last two years, over 500 diverse young women have learned how to code, manage projects, create apps, design and problem solve along side women in STEM careers. I am a two time winner of the IGNITE Hero and Best Practices Award.