Tue, Feb 01|
The Impact of the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio
Time & Location
Feb 01, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
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.