CLEVELAND — Beautiful.  Brilliant.

Meet Xyla Foxlin.  

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

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).