Delphix Employee Sara Hartse Featured in New Mexico Women of STEM Calendar
Sara Hartse, one of our engineers on our Systems Platform team, is one of New Mexico women featured on a calendar distributed statewide to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
About 4,500 of the 12-month calendars recently were delivered to middle and high school math and science teachers for display in classrooms around the state. Sara is featured in the month of August.
Sara began her career at Delphix as an intern (read about her experience here), and has since graduated from Brown University and rejoined Delphix as a member of our technical staff. Having grown up in New Mexico, Sara competed in a state-wide problem based learning program, which was run by the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. The experience introduced her to the organization’s vast network of women supporting other women in pursuit of STEM-related career paths.
“I give this organization a great deal of credit for encouraging my interest in STEM and pursuing a career in technology,” said Sara. “I joined their after school initiatives, and later joined them as an instructor. I value the opportunity to be an example to other women hoping to pursue this kind of career, because I personally experienced the importance of representation in technical fields as I was choosing a path.”
“Career trajectories in STEM fields are academic marathons,” explained Celia Einhorn, program manager at the Supercomputing Challenge. “We want students to know that most scientists fail in their initial attempts to learn something, but what’s most important is that they be able to persevere. Sara has persevered and given back to our community, and we hope she and the other women in the calendar will inspire many more individuals to pursue their passions.”
At Delphix, we’re committed to growing a diverse team, and growing talent in our communities. To that end, we work to support students across varying points in their educations in their interest in STEM. For the last three years, through our partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, we’ve held an Hour of Code, in which we pair a student with a Delphix team member to walk through a fun and simple coding tutorial together. We also hope to support underrepresented groups in their pursuit of technical degrees through our annual scholarship.
The calendar is distributed by the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge, a nonprofit educational organization that sponsors an annual computational science competition for New Mexico middle and high school students. To learn more about the Supercomputing Challenge, or to purchase a calendar, visit their website at www.supercomputingchallenge.org.