Girls Who Code Club Members Attend Conference

Ten Milton students participated in the Harvard WECode virtual conference in October. CAROLINE WILSON ’21 and DINA-SARA CUSTO ’22 served as Milton’s student ambassadors and were two of the 21 (out of 80) student ambassadors who received WECode Leadership Awards. Prior to the event, they connected virtually with the Harvard WECode board, and other ambassadors from around the world to spread information and help organize the conference.

“We had the opportunity to listen to discussions surrounding STEM majors, internships, college admissions, college life, and other opportunities for women in technology,” says Wilson. “Even after the conference, we continued to connect with women in tech from the conference via channels on the platform Slack.”

Wilson says that Jen Easterly, managing director for Morgan Stanley, and Elena Glassman, assistant professor of computer science at Harvard University, “inspired our students to be fearless leaders not only in their computer science classes but also in their future paths.”

The Food Issue

In this issue we celebrate the world of food. In putting it together, we visited alumni at farms as close as Mattapan and as far away as Downeast Maine. We spoke to chefs who’ve chosen diverse culinary paths and to alumni who, during challenging times, created a platform for sharing recipes and memories that are keeping them closer together. These stories help remind us that food nourishes not only the body but also the soul, keeping friends and families close. As the renowned food writer MFK Fisher wrote: “I think our three basic needs for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” The stories and individuals featured in this issue echo that sentiment.