Golden Women Main Scholarship Winner
Pursuing Masters Degree in Writing
Otis College of Art & Design
Why continuing an education is so important to her:
Getting an advanced degree will allow me to become competitive so I can find higher paying job opportunities. I have a daughter going off to college in two years and I will finish my MFA degree in two years. I put my career on hold when I was mom – I took jobs that offered flexibility as opposed to advancement - and now this is my opportunity to reach my potential and really contribute to my 401k (and her college education)!
Sibylla is/was apart of:
Board Member, Second Decade Society, University of Southern California
Board Secretary, PTSA/PRIDE, Paul Revere Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Board President, Friends of Rosewood, Rosewood Elementary School (also organized middle school fair, created a lit anthology and organized a writer's career day)
Treasurer, Maplewood/South Orange Arts Council
Recently participated in the MLK Day of Service at Thomas Edison Middle School by creating cards for hospitalized kids and Vets
Sibylla, what does the term “Golden Women” mean to you?
Women who are active in their community and commitment to helping others.
Sibylla, describe something that is plaguing young women today and explain what can be done to turn it around? What can you do to help?
I don't see our girls dreaming big enough. Not enough are challenging themselves by pursuing non-traditional careers in STEM. This could be for a number of reasons, women, especially minority women, are still objectified in the media and they are not seeking alternative role models