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Girls in STEM | Former 'Miss Greater Cleveland' is STEMbassador at Case Western Reserve

She's set to graduate with a degree in engineering but has a crown on her resume too.

CLEVELAND — Beautiful.  Brilliant.

Meet Xyla Foxlin.  

Credit: Cleveland Magazine
Xyla Foxlin, as pictured in Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People 2017 issue

She'll graduate with an engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University in just a few weeks, but her passion is showing girls that being feminine and successful in a male-dominated career is not only attainable - it's cool.

Foxlin, the 2018 Miss Greater Cleveland winner, created Beauty and the Bolt, a 501-c(3) non-profit with a vision to change the face STEM careers.

Through YouTube videos and a host of projects and resources, Beauty and the Bolt hopes to reduce barriers and support students and encourage a love for engineering, making and creation.

STEMbassadors, a part of our multi-year, multi-platform initiative called Growing Curiosity | Girls in STEM, is a weekly segment featured Friday at 7PM on WKYC that highlights women and girls doing great things in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).