Angie Gosman still remembers her first day at Louisville Gas and Electric Company. She arrived at Trimble County Power Plant in 1986 as “data entry operator 1” having just graduated from high school at age 18. No one told her what to wear, so she showed up in her business best – complete with ‘hose and heels. On day two, she traded those in for blue jeans and boots and got to work.
Dozens of middle school and high school girls from the Lackawanna County area descended on Johnson College in Scranton on Thursday, March 22 to learn about career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math from the experts themselves – women in STEM.
In this installment, PPL employee April Tou provides glimpse into the uniqueness of being Asian American.
Obando-Derstine was once a shy and quiet girl – a native Colombian and Spanish speaker in a New Jersey school filled with English-speaking students. A teacher took Obando-Derstine under her wing in kindergarten, boosting the girl’s confidence and teaching her English. That teacher and other role models along the way laid the foundation for the leader Obando-Derstine would eventually become.