Aryaki received her a bachelors in computer science and engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India. She attended SIUE to pursue her master’s degree in computer science. At the STEM Center, Aryaki assisted with the research associated with our “Exploring Global Challenges: A STEM+C curriculum for Girls” program. Through this program, elementary school girls are engaging in STEM curriculum that integrates computational thinking. Through this curriculum, these girls are also encouraged to see themselves as future technologists.