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MISSION + VISION
The mission of Boundless Brilliance is to educate, empower, and engage students in order to close the gender gap in STEM fields. We envision a future of STEM leadership that is as diverse as the world in which we live.
Boundless Brilliance was founded in 2017 by three female undergraduate students majoring in STEM at Occidental College after reading a study in Science Magazine which concluded that by age six, girls identify intelligence as a predominantly male trait. The founders were shocked by this finding and knew they needed to take immediate action. As women pursuing degrees in biochemistry, mathematics, and environmental biology, they recognized on a daily basis the tendency for their female peers to avoid raising their hands during lectures, and to minimize their successes in the lab and workplace; along with the fact that males made up the vast majority of the students in their classes.
In addition to their roles as full-time students, the founders inspired a robust team of over 200 volunteers, and built a successful program that reached over 7,000 elementary schoolers. Today, the founders are in medical school, grad school, and working at a tech start-up.