Hello, my name is Kennedy Watkins. I am the founder of Gilded Teas, an organic loose leaf tea company. My company’s mission is to encourage minorities to join the STEM and agriculture fields. I am a Computer Science major and this past year I didn’t see many females of color in my classes. I wanted to grow an audience for my message so that I could reach more people so I could grow awareness. I want to use my company’s platform to teach a new audience about this. Gilded Teas targets health conscious tea drinkers who before learning of my company were not aware of the stem field from a minority perspective.