Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance
Elizabeth Díaz-Stubbs was raised in Managua, Nicaragua and came to the US after finishing high school to attend college. Growing up in one of the poorest countries in the hemisphere, she became interested in human rights issues and community development. Elizabeth choose Civil and Environmental Engineering as my field of study to learn how to design and implement technical projects that will help communities empower themselves. She is heavily involved with the Rice chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA through which she has transformed her aspirations into practice.  Her team completed a bridge in a rural community in Nicaragua that will allow kids to attend school and adults to go to work during the rainy season without risking their lives. Elizabeth hopes to continue doing this type of work her whole life.