Our hope is to help shift girls' attitudes about STEM and boost the percentage of women employed in STEM-related industries. It's not just the right thing to do, but it is also the smart thing to do for America's future and our economy.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since I was crowned Miss America 2012. Since last January, I have been on the road almost every day visiting all corners of the country and meeting the most inspiring people.
Recently I was surprised to meet Miss America following her rousing speech on the rights of prisoners and their families to a particularly well-heeled crowd at the church-turned-ballroom known as 583 Park Avenue.