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QPTV Presents Power Women of Queens: Andrea Chaves

Power Women of Queens

Today on Power Women of Queens Luchia meets Andrea Chaves a STEAM Creative Director at The Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Astoria. Andrea Chaves, a Spanish and Computer Science teacher and creative director at the same school, guides the students work collaboratively to create and complete projects that ultimately attempt to expose more young women to the myriad opportunities in the STEAM fields. Andrea started as a Spanish teacher but her passions for technology lead her to peruse her masters in Integration Technology. Although her education had nothing to do with code, Andrea realized the huge gender and minority gap in the STEAM field. With the help of the principle and the Young Women’s Leadership Network's staff, she was able to integrate coding in her classes.