Girls in STEM advocate and service leader Taylor Richardson ’22 has been named to the board of Girls Have Rights, a youth-powered global nonprofit providing education through diplomacy. The organization, founded by 9-year-old German diplomat Havana Chapman-Edwards, aims to “eliminate barriers so girls have access to their basic human rights.”
Richardson was named Director of STEM Education on the group’s board. Richardson has made a global name for herself raising funds and awareness of girls in STEM as “Astronaut Starbright.” She raised more than $150,000 to host screenings of “Hidden Figures” and “A Wrinkle in Time” for youth and has been active as a public speaker in the United States and abroad. “The legacy I want to leave is to bring a sisterhood of warriors with me all the way to the stars by disrupting the status quo where Black girls like me have equal representation at the table,” Richardson explains in her bio on the organization’s website.