Tamma Carel, Director of Imvelo, is a keen volunteer. When she’s not saving hedgehogs or litter picking, she’s making various other contributions to her community. When it comes to sustainability and being a female influencer, Tamma is what she preaches.
Tamma is a walking, talking, Sustainable Development Goal activist, and recently she’s been working on SDGs 4, 5, and 10: Quality Education, Gender Equality, and Reduced Inequalities respectively. To do that, she has become a STEM Ambassador.
What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, all of which are industries that are typically dominated by men. A STEM ambassador promotes these subjects to young people (read more).
The environmental world is very entwined with STEM, so Tamma wants to encourage young girls to embrace these subjects (here’s a thought piece on the subject). So far she has given talks at several schools, including Durham High School for Girls, at Jesmond Primary, at Newcastle University, and at Ada Lovelace Day in 2018.
As well as these more public talks, Tamma has been acting as a personal mentor to two Year 9 girls at Sacred Heart High School in Fenham. Frankie and Grace met with Tamma every fortnight for 6 months and it’s an experience that all 3 parties found very rewarding (here’s another success story, one that inspired Tamma).
See Tamma with Frankie and Grace below.
You can read more about Tamma’s thoughts on the matter here.