Joelle Hinds was born and raised in NYC to parents who had immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago. Stevens was not on her radar until a friend's father (who was an alumnus) knew of her great potential in mathematics and told her about the school.

Joelle was accepted into Stevens and went through the intense six-week STEP Bridge summer program before she could start as a young freshman (at age 16!) before graduating with a degree in Engineering Management. 

In this clip, Joelle talks about her experience with the STEP Bridge program, favorite classes and teachers from Stevens, and offers some good advice for young women entering Stevens now.

 Listen below:

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