Talk with MilliporeSigma about working with Building STEPS

Ashley Williams “It was important that MilliporeSigma host an event for Building STEPS because opportunities in biotechnology are often missing from the STEM conversation. You don’t have to be a doctor to make an impact in science and healthcare. Additionally, biotechnology encompasses careers that are non-STEM related for the greater good of medicine. It’s important […]


Q&A with Ben Schmerler

But Ben…You’re A Tech Guy! There’s no doubt that at my core I’m a Science/Math/Tech Computer guy. A nerd for sure! If you had said to me when I was 18 I’d be helping people with writing, I probably would have laughed. Over the course of my career, more of my work became focused on […]


Q&A with Ed Slavich

Tell us why you got involved with Building STEPS? I moved to Baltimore not long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and my office closed, so I was feeling isolated from the community. Tutoring over Zoom seemed like a pleasant way to engage with people. Tell us why it’s important to you to share […]


Q&A with Libby Olchowski of Tenable

Libby Olchowski is a Territory Manager in Commercial Sales at Tenable, a cybersecurity company based out of Columbia, Maryland.


Q&A with Neal Wesloski, Sr. Campus Recruiting Specialist, CareFirst

CareFirst’s Neal Wesloski shares why volunteering with Building STEPS is meaningful and important to him and the community.

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Q&A with Cindy Greenwood from CWIT

UMBC’s Center for Women in Technology’s Cindy Greenwood shares how their scholars will provide custom, advanced math programming and tutoring to Building STEPS students during the Summer Experience.

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Q&A with Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Marjorie Tschantre Director, Operations Talent Strategy Lindsey Silver Manager, Talent Strategy Stacey Alexander Operations Compliance Mithil Patel Supply Chain Planning Carson Gregg Supply Chain Planning How and why did Northrop Grumman get involved with Building STEPS? Stacey: Northrop Grumman advocates a response for social justice to all its employees, as evidenced on our […]

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Q&A with Beth Dolce and Luis Miles

from Blue Planet, A Division of Ciena Corporation

Blue Planet, a Division of Ciena Corporation, shares why community volunteerism is an integral part of their company culture. Learn more about their experience volunteering with Building STEPS.

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Admissions Q&A with Johns Hopkins University

We sat down virtually with Calvin Wise, Director of Recruitment from Johns Hopkins University, to answer YOUR questions about the college application process and COVID-19.