Veronica Arreola is the University of Illinois at Chicago Woman of the Year

Veronica Arreola is one of those people who get to live out their dreams.

A committed feminist, she wanted to direct a program that would encourage young women to remake the fields of science and engineering. She is now the director of University of Illinois at Chicago’s Women in Science and Engineering program (WISE).

“The job I have now, five years ago was on my 10-to-15-year list of things to accomplish,” Veronica told the UIC News.

Your Infogal has had the pleasure of working with Veronica on several projects. She is amazing. She blogs, she protests, she organizes, she raises her child, she leads, she laughs and she is so supportive of the women who want to do some real science and engineering.

Go Veronica!