Jasmine Garry, 17, has been passionate about technology since she was young. When she learned that girls often lose interest and are underrepresented in STEM fields, she knew she wanted to do something to inspire young students. Also, she wanted to make sure STEM pathways were accessible to any student who was interested.

To meet the needs of her community, she founded CREATE, a free STEM tutoring service that connects high school students with elementary students. CREATE uses social media platforms, such as Facebook, to reach out to parents whose kids might be interested in receiving STEM tutoring. Now, Jasmine and the other volunteers with CREATE have logged more than 10,000 hours of free STEM education and service work. Additionally, Jasmine recently won a Congressional App Challenge in her home state of Minnesota.

She is currently a senior at Eden Prairie High School and wants to pursue a major in computer science.

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