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Lesslie Montiel

Lesslie Montiel is a first-year engineering major at the Honors College at Rutgers University­–New Brunswick. She is a current fellow with the Alliance for Watershed Education, William Penn Foundation, and the Camden Children's Garden where she brings awareness to environmental issues concerning the Delaware watershed in underserved communities. A recent high school graduate, Lesslie has developed her interest in STEM over the duration of her high school career. As a 2020 MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) Scholar, Lesslie participated in "Mapping Justice," an online course in geospatial analysis, where she utilized the Esri ArcGIS software to bring awareness to the U.S. education system. Lesslie's past leadership positions include senior class president, National Honor Society treasurer, and Community Service Chair for her 4-H Club. She aspires to become a pediatrician and educator. She is a strong advocate for STEM education in underserved communities. She also credits her faith in Jesus Christ for the many opportunities she has been presented with.