I have to say: building resources for Oklahoma youth is the BEST job out there!!! I had a great time dropping by a 3rd-6th grade special education class today at Kendell Whittier Elementary School to talk about career paths in technology. After my presentation, we all spent time learning the Cherokee language together via BLOOM + ended with a group activity where students had a chance to imagine, draw, and share what a technological future in Tulsa would look like to them. The children’s vision for the future deeply inspired me. BLOOM has brought me to Tedx stages, across the region for pitch competitions, and to New York University. But it's in classrooms where I feel transformative change is closer than ever. All of thes children are the future. Their minds + their educational opportunities + their perspectives matter to me. BLOOM, above all, is an ode to them. [pictured: me and a Chickasaw child talking about the future of Tulsa, OK].