Women in STEM to Showcase Alum

Canterbury Reports
February 1, 2021

Canterbury's Mingjia (Amy) Li '22 and Ysabella Liu '23 are part of the growing movement to "bridge the gap between social justice and academic fields" via Women in STEM. The two are co-founders of Canterbury High School's Women in STEM Club. The program aims to educate and inspire students to learn about the STEM field through mentorship, networking, and outreach.

Li and Liu are organizing opportunities for the Canterbury community to engage with, with hopes of promoting engagement in STEM. They are especially excited to welcome their first guest speaker, Canterbury alum Helen Lou '13, who will speak with students on February 4 via Zoom.

"We believe that Helen Lou is a remarkable guest speaker who has pursued numerous STEM opportunities to share with us all," the co-founders said. "While she was at Canterbury, Helen was a natural leader for her peers, challenging herself and being a memorable student. We hope that her experiences can inspire our community."

After Canterbury, Lou attended Northwestern, where she graduated in 2017 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. She interned at Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc. in 2015 and was offered a full-time job after graduation.

Lou excelled at Rolls-Royce, receiving the Outstanding Performance Award each year and was promoted multiple times. She was even on the cover of Rolls-Royce North American's 2018 annual magazine cover for her outstanding performance.

About Helen Lou
  • 2013 Canterbury graduate
  • 2017 Northwestern graduate
  • BS Industrial Engineering and Management Science
  • Program Lead at Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.