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The Impact of the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio

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The Impact of the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio

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Feb 01, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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About the Event

Join us for a presentation by Ashley Lomboy about the initiatives and impact of the Waccamaw Siouan Stem Studio. She'll also speak about its popular educational fishing days!

Lomboy is the global information security manager at Corning Optical Fiber and  Cable, leader of the Corning Native American Council, member of the  Corning Optical Communications Diversity Council.

She is also an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lomboy is a member of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s executive board of directors and on the Board of Trustees for the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY. She is a member of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe and works closely with her tribe and community to improve access by developing educational programming and other initiatives. She founded the Waccamaw Siouan STEM  Studio in 2019 to encourage STEM within her tribal community and recently worked with the YWCA to spearhead the Red Dress Project, a  public exhibit in New York and North Carolina to bring awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women. 

She has been a leader in the information security profession for twenty years, working with multiple  Fortune 500 companies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. Martin’s University, is a graduate of the North Carolina  Native Leadership Institute through the UNC American Indian Center, and  works as an advocate for Indigenous rights.

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