If you walked in the John Hopkins University meeting room you would wonder why stuffed animal plushies such as a Cuban crocodile, ring tailed lemur, green sea turtle, red fox and others were sitting next to a pair of multicopter drones. Were they there waiting to greet the graduates of the Maryland Mentor-Protege Program? Well, it's not everyday that a six-year-old has an opportunity to participate in a graduation presentation. But if you have traveled from the age of 2.5 years to South Africa's Kruger National Park to help protect endangered rhinos with drones, you become an inspiration to people of all ages.
Kashmir Rose tag-teamed with Princess Aliyah, Executive Director of Kashmir World Foundation (KwF), as a mom-daughter Keynote Speech at the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protege graduation ceremony. Over 50 girls participated in this program for the last 6 months and 45 Women in Technology (WIT) Mentors have helped support this program.
Princess Aliyah shared her journey about how she was empowered by the love, exploration and challenges of her cat Cheekoh de Costa Rica and her husband Dr. Pandolfi who has always supported her to pursue her dreams. She told the girls to “do what you love, explore and experiment to become knowledgeable and then share and teach others about your passion.”
Kashmir Rose began her talk by asking for volunteers. The five volunteers were asked to