Pulling on a pair of sweats, Deara “DeDe” Okonkwo pirouetted, rumbaed and tapped into summer.
Inside her South Los Angeles dance studio, the image of her petite frame in a cotton-candy-pink sweat suit bounced off… more>
As a doctoral student in physics at USC College, Amy Cassidy noticed there are few women graduates in her field. So she and classmate Katie Mussack found a way to mentor young women considering careers in physics.
The pair… more>
Arms crossed and looking contemplative, Mariela Membreno recalled the day police arrived at her high school and hauled her off to jail. “I was walking in the hall and the cops came up to me,” said the 17-year-old… more>