Samantha Forbis is studying management information systems with a concentration in cybersecurity at the University of Arizona. This past summer, she was an iOS developer for a biosurveillance mobile application competition internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At this internship, Samantha and her team developed a situational awareness app employing data analytics and user-centered design principles. Samantha is passionate about encouraging women and girls to become actively involved in STEM fields, as well as narrowing the workplace gap.
“We need to hold our heads up a little higher, trust our skills more, and be more confident in our abilities and knowledge. We need to understand that this is a field where women do, in fact, have a place.”