MWM-TX Steering Committee

The TxGCP MWM-TX Steering Committee charged with creating a multi-pronged strategy to engage 20,000 mentors, volunteers and role model across Texas through existing systems such as Texas STEM Connections in an effort to excite girls to pursue STEM experiences, classes, majors and careers. 

Steering Committee Members

  • Valerie Astorga, Technology/STEM Teacher, Harmony School of Innovation, El Paso

  • Cindy Berkman, External Affairs, BP, Houston

  • Tricia Berry, Collaborative Lead, Texas Girls Collaborative Project / Director, UT Austin Women in Engineering Program, Austin

  • JaNelle Casson, Extension Associate, Texas 4-H Urban Outreach Programs, Killeen

  • Nandika D'Souza, Regents Professor and Associate Dean-Undergraduates, University of North Texas, Denton

  • Tracy Friend, Vice President, AgileOne, Frisco

  • Kimberly Lane, Professional Development Affiliate with, Blended Learning Specialist, Lancaster ISD, Dallas

  • Candice Lawrence, Lead Science Instructor /Instructional Coach, Richardson ISD, Richardson

  • Rekha Patel, Strategy Manager, Halliburton, Houston

  • Rama Ponnapati, Production Enhancement Operations, Baker Hughes, Houston

  • Asha Vaidya, Curriculum Developer and Adviser for Thinking Media (Learning Blade), Sugar Land

  • Terry Wood, Technology VP Research & Technology, Strategy, Planning and Communications, BP, Houston

Contact the MWM-TX Steering Committee by emailing