BFA ’16, Art
Leesta is an educational technology company that is answering the need for digital learning resources, diverse educational materials, and most importantly women’s representation in history. On the rare occasion that the stories of women are shared, they are often written for an adult audience; never have their stories been designed to teach history and inspire children the way Leesta is doing. Our team is currently creating a series of ten interactive and engaging timelines for 3rd-5th grade students that highlight the lives of amazing women in U.S. history. We have worked with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit to create a profile for Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot. As well as the Boggs center, where we have been working closely with friends of Grace Lee Boggs to create the most accurate profile for her life. Most recently we have met with Temple Grandin, a world-renowned inventor and autism activist, and are working directly with her to create her timeline. The series will be launched and available for purchase in September 2016 for schools, classrooms, homes, and after-school programs across the nation.
Library Mentor: Alexa Pearce