Sarah J. Simon, P.E., is an environmental engineer and compliance manager with more than 30 years experience in the US EPA, MassDEP, consulting, as well as construction, manufacturing and renewable energy companies. Her work has reduced the impact of air emissions, water discharges and solid and hazardous waste, resulting in cleaner energy and more efficient processes. She holds an SB in civil engineering from MIT (1972), and MS in environmental engineering from Northeastern (1985). Now active as a Director of the New England Chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs ( she is dedicated to a quick transition to clean energy. She has served as president of the Association of MIT Alumnae, Boston Section of SWE and the technical group of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers. She enjoys organizing technical and professional development events for engineers and women, like Ms. DeCari, who have been students in STEM fields. (also, sailing with her husband and daughter.)

Molly Bird is a fourth year doctoral candidate in the MIT Biological Engineering Department. Her research explores how MK2 regulates the cellular stress response after DNA damage. She received her bachelors from Northwestern University in 2015. In addition to her research, Molly co-leads the award-winning group, Graduate Women at MIT. GWAMIT offers a leadership and empowerment conference each year and supports an active mentoring program. Molly also co-leads New England Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (NE GWiSE), a new alliance of groups of graduate women in STEM around Boston and the region. GWAMIT is an active member of NE GWiSE.

Harriet Fell is a Professor Emerita in the Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science. She got her SB (!964) and Ph.D.(1969) in math from MIT. She worked in Ergodic Theory and was tenured in math but left the math department in 1982 to help start the College of Computer Science. There she worked in cryptography and on designing and developing assistive technology. She is now happily retired cycling, painting, maintaining her late husband’s web site (, and visiting her kids.