Milpitas High School junior Shivali Gulati is using her renowned Girl Genius communications platform to help raise funds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Gulati, 17, founded her nonprofit Girl Genius in December 2018 “to connect, inspire, and empower female change-makers in STEAM worldwide.”
“Since our start, our nonprofit has impacted over 150 high school and college girls from 40 locations and seeks to ensure females (non-binary and trans-inclusive), as well as people of color, are given a voice through our three mediums: magazine issues, blog posts, and YouTube videos,” Gulati explained.
The nonprofit recently partnered with Makers for COVID-19, an international group of about 200 people with 3D printers who are making 20,000 PPE for more than 30 hospitals each week. Gulati teamed up with Makers founder Karina Popovich, a 3D printing activist and student at Cornell University who is passionate about closing the gender gap in engineering for this endeavor.
Gulati’s Girl Genius art team designed a special COVID-19 sticker, based on artwork used in the magazine, which is being sold on Redbubble.com, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward funding the production of PPE. Purchase a sticker here.
“Girl Genius appreciates any amount of money you can contribute towards Makers For COVID-19, and encourages you to purchase a sticker from our Redbubble shop,” Gulati said.
To learn more about Girl Genius, visit the nonprofit’s website.
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