Girl Scout CEO, Sylvia Acevedo will be visiting the St. Louis County Library on Sunday, September 9th from 2:00 - 4:00PM to speak about her new book - Path To The Stars.
CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA and rocket scientist, Sylvia
Acevedo shares her inspiring life story. A meningitis outbreak in
their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family
forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young
Sylvia’s life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl
Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her
love of numbers and science. With new confidence, Sylvia navigated
shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own
trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a Master’s in
engineering from Stanford University and going on to become a rocket
scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Books will be available for sale from Novel Neighbor. Find the Facebook event here.