Three students will represent NYIT at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, June 5-7 in Maryland. They include Alanna Flowers, Lesley Panama, and Favour Akinjiyan. Flowers also received a scholarship to attend the conference. Learn more about them:
Alanna Flowers is a junior from White Plains, N.Y. She studies graphic design. As director of the NYIT-Old Westbury Community Service Center, she oversees daily office operations and carries out NYIT's mission of civic engagement on campus.
Lesley Panama is a HEOP student majoring in computer science. Prior to NYIT, she joined the Girls Who Code program and developed computer skills that increased her confidence and inspired her to pursue advanced studies. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to her community. Panama envisions a future as an educator who works to empower and introduce young women to computer science and helps to close the gender gap in her field.
Favour Akinjiyan is a sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria. She studies life sciences and hopes to eventually pursue an M.D. or Ph.D. in molecular biology or immunology. When not immersed in science, she secretly dreams of becoming a chef and a writer.