James De La Cruz
I am originally from Texas, and moved to Chicago to finish my bachelors of science in engineering. I have since worked in industry and have begun the transition into educational opportunities. Since working with youth, I provided S.T.E.A.M. workshop and tutoring resources to actively engage youth in Science and Mathematics. Through enriching exercises and tutorials, I sought to inspire a desire and motivation within youth to pursue careers in the S.T.E.A.M. field by demonstrating real-world problems and design applications of topics such as Biology, Physics and Computer Science, with a greater emphasis on team building and effective communication skills. By providing youth educational resources through this program, they've garnered a sense of autonomy and self-reliance when facing unique challenges.