My name is Samantha Vasquez and I'm extremely grateful to be a part of M.E.S.A. . I have been in this club for 3 years now, and it has opened many opportunities for me. MESA allows me to push myself and motivates me to accomplish what my peers, teachers, and parents know I can do. What I love most is that these MESA advisors see potential in all of their students and encourage them to do beyond what they think they are capable of. Personally I enjoy mixing math, science, and engineering into projects and creating gliders, bridges, cars and much more. I think girls should definitely consider being a part of this. By being interested in STEAM/STEM fields girls are breaking the barrier and ending the myth that women are not capable of these jobs.