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Students Participate in "Lead Like A Girl" Conference

A cadre of Loomis Chaffee students and faculty traveled to Princeton, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 6, to take part in "Lead Like a Girl," a conference hosted by The National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart Country Day School. Conference attendees joined in conversations and workshops aimed at inspiring girls' confidence and creativity in STEM subjects, entrepreneurship, and leadership. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering, and math.

Senior Molly Henderson presented a "STEM Talk" at the conference about a molecular biology research project she took part in as a student in Loomis' Guided Research Project. The course is taught by science teacher Erica Gerace in collaboration with University of Connecticut Heath and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Attendees included sophomores Isabelle Fonseca, Hannah Holdaway, Lily Potter, and Sophie Rodner, all of whom are participants in Loomis' Longman Leadership Institute — a campus residential learning community focused on women in leadership and female empowerment. Lillian Corman, director of the Longman Leadership program and dorm head of Longman Hall, attended as well.