EXP’s mechanical designer, Amanda Green, recently published a children’s book ‘Maya the Engineer’ to inspire the next generation of women in STEM. ‘Maya the Engineer’ describes a young girl exploring different types of engineering who learns she has the skills to become an engineer when she grows up.
“I have always considered what my role will be in reducing the gender gap in STEM fields. My cousin, Maya told me she wanted to be an engineer just like me when she grows up. At just six years old, she exemplifies the desire to build, explore and create. I felt compelled to inform young girls about the importance of engineering and the transferrable skillsets that are a part of STEM careers. ‘Maya the Engineer’ is a tool for young girls to help understand the vast opportunities ahead of them and instill the notion that being an engineer or professional in STEM fields is in their reach,” says Amanda.
Amanda began her career with EXP in 2017 as an intern and was promoted to a full-time mechanical designer in July 2019. She works on projects in the entertainment and hospitality markets. Among Amanda’s passions is proposing sustainable solutions for the built environment. She joined USGBC’s Women in Green, to help shift the narrative on empowerment through changing and creating a greener, equitable and healthier future.
Learn more about ‘Maya the Engineer’ below and help spread the word about exciting opportunities that engineering offers to young girls around the world.