007 Discovering STEM with Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Angela Padilla, CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NM is passionate about helping youth become confident adults and productive citizens. The state of New Mexico chapter of BBBS actually has more mentors than chapters in larger cities such as Chicago. When you meet her, you will understand why so many people are getting involved in mentoring young people. STEM Southwest is a big advocate for this approach because we believe, like Angela, that this is a critical path to the success of our state and our nation.


Show Notes

Angela Padilla joined Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Nation’s premier mentoring organization, in 1996, with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  As CEO, Angela has the opportunity to work with business and non-profit organization leaders, educators, legislators, and more to gain a broad perspective on the needs of the community and the shared vision for improving our quality of life.  Angela is passionate about advocating for our youth to increase their chances of success, and to help them become productive citizens. Angela is deeply invested in collaborative work with her colleagues, and confident that we have at hand the resources, vision, and will to overcome our educational and economic challenges.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico

Discovery Festival NM

Book Recommendation

The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan

STEM Rockstar and Hero

Ryleigh Hightower

Marie Curie

Favorite quote (and joke)

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” by Sir Isaac Newton.

“How often do you like jokes about elements? Periodically.”

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