Beatrice Low

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2020 was a challenging year because of the pandemic. Schools could not run in-person classes, and many students had to stay at home. Kids in under-resourced areas were particularly impacted, with many not graduating from high school due to a lack of resources and support. I founded BeHASSTic with the mission to help foster interest in HASST (Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Technology), address important social issues, and increase access to equitable educational opportunities for students all around the world. 

                                                                                              – Beatrice Low, Founder, and CEO of BeHASSTic

Beatrice Low is a rising junior at Greenwich Academy who wants to make a meaningful impact on the community through social entrepreneurship. At BeHASSTic, she manages the day-to-day operations and actively searches for grants/funding for various purposes such as advocating for education equality and for closing the gender gap in technology. Over the past couple of years, she has developed various partnerships with organizations serving underrepresented groups and senior citizens.  Through her leadership, BeHASSTic become a host organization for Girls Who Code in 2021 to help marginalized communities gain access to computer science resources.

Beatrice is very passionate about music. She has served as concertmaster of a number of notable orchestras and currently studies violin at Juilliard Pre-College with Sheryl Staples. She hopes to democratize music and she regularly performs around the community and at local senior centers. Additionally, she has a strong interest in chess, representing Connecticut in-person at the National Girls Tournaments of Champions for 6 consecutive years, and serving as president/founder of the school chess club. She is a two-time AIME and Math Prize for Girls qualifier and a winner of the STEM research project award at the VEX IQ World Championships. Beatrice enjoys reading, watching sports, and traveling in her free time.