These strong girls are world-changers and an inspiration to all of us! They are a group of teenage friends who uplift and support each other while sharing their joy and spreading their love of everything STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) with others.
At Lottie Dolls, we love to collaborate with strong girls when we develop STEM toys and have enjoyed partnering with some of the STEAM squad! Let’s get to know these girls as they encourage kids everywhere to explore our world and our universe!
This 16 year old girl has been interested in science as far back as six years old. Inspired by Dr. Stephen Hawking and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, she gained an interest into the world of black holes, quasars, and exo-planets. When she was just 10 years old she enrolled in a college-level astrophysics course that she passed with flying colors. Julie has also mentored girls in her local chapter of Girls Who Code, where she has taught Scratch block programming and basic HTML.
Julie is very active in the science community and has won multiple contests and challenges pertaining to STEAM-related topics. With her public speaking training, she has also gone on to be invited for speaking engagements at conferences and workshops that highlight involvement in astrophysics and other science ventures.
Currently, Julie produces a YouTube channel called 7 Sage Labs. Her segment called Supernova Style Science News is her fun way of sharing science news. In everything she does, Julie is committed to helping other kids get interested in STEAM projects and careers. As she works towards realizing her dream of becoming an astrophysicist, she continues to share information and promote other scientists and reads all she can about the latest discoveries and findings in the astrophysics world.
Allie is 14 and really got her start at the age of 6 when she created a robot out of recycled materials around her house. She entered her “Robie the Robot” into her school science fair and won! Because of this, Allie became an inspiration for the Robot Girl Lottie Doll, our STEM toy that was released in 2014. After this, Allie decided to make a “green engineered” dollhouse for Robot Girl Lottie Doll with a working wind turbine, rain water collection system, and solar cells by incorporating her love of upcycling and environmental science. Her dollhouse has since been featured at Science Festivals and more!
Beyond these accomplishments, Allie has gone on to win multiple awards and competitions in engineering design, writing, invention challenges, and more. She is well-known for her success with her invention of the Blow Dart Spiometer, being a part of a winning team in the First Lego League Robotics Competition, her participation as a Mythbuster on the Mythbusters Junior show on the Discovery Science Channel, and receiving her first patent for the invention of her Frost Stopper in 2019.
Allie currently produces and hosts her own YouTube channel called “Tech-nic-Allie Speaking” where she builds cool stuff, shows her inventions, and reviews techy STEM toys and seeks to entertain and educate other kids in STEAM-related fields. Taylor Richardson - Aspiring Astronaut
Also known as Astronaut Starbright, Taylor is a 16 year old girl with aspirations of becoming a scientist, engineer, and astronaut. When she was 9 years old, she attended Space Camp and is now a member of The Mars Generation as a Student Space Ambassador. Her interest in all things space, prompted her to collaborate with Lottie Dolls in designing the Astro Adventures Suit doll clothing to inspire real kids and get them to dream big about STEM. Taylor has won many awards and accolades and was the GenerationWow Ambassador for 2018-2019. Beyond her STEAM accomplishments, she also has coordinated book drives called “Taylor’s Take Flight with a Book” to inspire literacy in the kids in her community. Plus, has been invited to speak publicly at the March for Science wherein she stated that that she is “a black girl who rocks STEM and you better get used to her.” With her activism, Taylor has been successful in multiple fundraising campaigns for her passions and is determined to spread the word that STEM careers are for girls, too! She is thankful for the opportunity she had in 2016 when she got to meet her inspiration, Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American to go into space. And in the same year, attended the White House State of Women summit that focused on health, education, literacy, and gender equality for girls and women everywhere.
This inspiring 13 year old is an activist, inventor, designer, and author. She was born with a left arm that stopped growing just above the elbow. Her limb differences have inspired her to be the change that she wants to see. She has spoken at Tedx events and launched her own non-profit called “Born Just Right” for the purpose of bringing together designers and engineers with kids through a program called “Boost x Born Just Right.” She has spent considerable time and effort to pitch and promote the idea of limb differences being represented in various brands of dolls. Then in 2019, Jordan and her mother released their book called “Born Just Right.” This book is a memoir about her life and experiences, and seeks to encourage others to be more open about discussing disabilities. With her creativity and drive, Jordan has invented a glitter-shooting prosthetic concept based on her love for glitter. She has had the opportunity to present her ideas and inventions at various events and schools. In her design mode, she worked with a design partner and thus was born her “Project Unicorn.” Jordan was also featured in the first episode of Marvel's Hero Project.
Known for her “Robots are Fun” project that she started when she was 8, Lauren was an award-winning leader. She was also a speaker at multiple events for the purpose of spreading her vision. Her passion was to encourage kids to try robotics and create with coding. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family and the STEAM Squad!
Members of the STEAM Squad: Gitanjali Rao - Aspiring Geneticist Kari Lawler - Entrepreneur and Computer Scientist Ashley Voisin - Designer and Entrepreneur Ivanna Hernandez - Aspiring Aerospace Engineer