Alyson Yamada is a woman with a unique story. Prior to attending Stanford, she was a dedicated ballet dancer. But due to an unfortunate injury that ended her dance career, Alyson was inspired to research something that could help her injury and decided to study mechanical engineering. She is now majoring in Biomechanical Design and Engineering, an individually designed major within the School of Engineering.
Patrice Accola (left), KJWW associate principal, participated in the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring. Accola, along with KJWW President Paul VanDuyne, shared business practices with Shireen Shelleh, a Palestinian civil engineer who is a managing partner at the Center for Engineering and Planning in Palestine.