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Alternative methods of education have always appealed to me. Educational approaches such as the Steiner/Waldorf model are designed to nurture children’s creativity, promoting development both in terms of intellect and art. Likewise, from personal experience and observation, academic focused clubs or groups during the school years can boost students’ confidence, as well as help them to realize their interests, and potentials. Thus, I felt very fortunate to meet with Dr. Ken Fan, the President and Founder of Girl’s Angle, at one of his Math Club for Girls events, which is hosted once per week at MIT’s Broad Institute.