Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review

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As a female STEM Ambassador, a representative who encourages k-12 youth to go into the STEM fields for 4H camps in West Virginia, I observed and analyzed multiple counties in regards to identity, privilege and community. Being a very inclusive program, 4H is a youth development program that teaches leadership and community through hands on experience. Based on field observations, this paper discusses and analyzes with an intersectional framework how gender impacts STEM education and potential ways to improve upon such a foundation with works from both Feminist and Post-Structural Theory.