Shareka Robinson is a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer for the Department of Defense and started her Information Technology career as a Help Desk/Call Center Technician at AKO (Army Knowledge Online) in 2002 after joining the Maryland Army National Guard. Throughout her career she’s held multiple technical positions with several small companies and major government contractors supporting state and federal government agencies.
Founder and Executive Director
My STEM Story
My interest in STEM was sparked at age 10 when my dad purchased a Packard Bell Legend computer, with Windows 3.11. It was then that I began immersing myself in all there was to know about this computer. I would often carry a 3.5 inch floppy disk with Microsoft Works files on it, only to open them when I went to visit my grandmother because she too had a Packard Bell computer. Quite often I would play Minesweeper and Rodent’s Revenge and while in high school my interest for computers grew stronger and after graduating I decided to join the military and pursue a career in Information Technology.
Throughout my career, I've always been the only or one of two women on a team and there were many times when I felt alone because of such which birth my passion for exposing girls to all things Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). I'm committed to serving girls across the globe by bringing awareness to the lack of female representation in STEM fields.
In founding She.Loves.STEM, Inc., I hope to inspire the next generation of women in STEM. By providing an atmosphere where girls ages 11-17 in under-served and underrepresented communities are exposed to and engaged in fun, innovative, real-world, hands-on learning opportunities, they will be empowered to pursue and excel in STEM fields.