MSDA’s Diversity and Justice Clubs organized our Women’s History Month Assembly, sharing important historical achievements and women’s contributions and issues.
Two alumnae, Veronica Herzog ’14 and Melissa Hoffman ’09, joined the engaging discussion via Zoom. and provided students an opportunity for Q&A about their empowered journey in male dominated fields. Ms. Herzog, a Mid Level Site Reliability Engineer at VMware, providing cloud computing and virtualization software and services, received her Bachelor's degree in computer engineering with a concentration in technology innovation from Boston University School of Engineering in 2014. She is also Curriculum Developer with JerseySTEM, a network co-op of volunteers, parents, professionals, students, and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. Ms. Hoffman is an Operations Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute in the Planning & Scheduling group that deals with the day-to-day activities of the Hubble Space Telescope, and in the future, the James Webb Space Telescope and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. She was previously a scientific data analyst for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and earned her BA in Physics and Mathematics from Drew University in 2013, and a Masters in physics and astronomy from Stony Brook University in 2016. The Mount is grateful for our alumnae connections and their generous participation in giving their time to current MSDA students.