School: University of Connecticut
College Major: Environmental Chemistry
Scholarship winnings: $17,500
Social Impact Initiative: Women in STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators
Miss America empowered me to: pursue my dreams while connecting with young women and working to build a network of future STEM leaders across America.
Bio: Bridget Oei is 22 from Hebron, Connecticut and a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut with an Honors degree in Environmental Chemistry and is planning on attending medical school. Through her platform, Women in STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators, Bridget uses her experiences in science research to encourage young women to explore their own potential in STEM. Bridget believes in research as a creative approach to solving daily science inquiries. She hopes to ignite curiosity among young women to think outside of the box as they explore the world around them, leading them to envision their potential as innovators and leaders in STEM fields.