“Our daughter will build confidence, strength, strategy and skill that help her find a hero in herself and be encouraged to become a future leader."

— Surabhi's mother, 2020 & 2021 FABcamp student

“How well they presented their projects and the depth in which they went to explain their creative process not only in representing the brands, but also the personal meaning and message the students were putting across”

— Mike Le Gallic, Chip Ganassi Racing

"Loxley is amazing to be doing all this for these young women and I am so honored to be a small part of helping share and expand their ideas about what possibilities await them in life..."

- Tegan Hammond

"FABcamp gives her exposure to technology, particularly automobiles which is used in our daily lives

— Tanisi's mother, FABcamp 2020 + 2021

"Getting to learn about the real world is helping me build my future in it! "

— Tanisi, Student Advisory Board

"Haley loves to tackle new challenges and immerses herself in technical projects. Athena Racing offers unique opportunities to expand Haley’s mechanical engineering experience. I think she will be a valuable asset to the team."

— Haley's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent

“I have been able to grow as a confident speaker and meet many amazing leaders!”

— Akshaya, Student Advisory Board President 2022-23

"I have become more confident and better prepared for the future!"

— Mihika, Student Advisory Board

“I feel confident and supported by such an amazing group of strong individuals within Athena Racing!”

— Heleina, Student Advisory Board President 2021-22

“FABcamp allows her to learn more about the STEM field and more career paths as she heads toward college, but it keeps her busy and interested daily!”

— Megan's mother, 2020 FABcamp Parent


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Kristi Kodama is in the process of obtaining her bachelor’s degree in materials engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, also known as Cal Poly SLO. She is currently a hardware development engineer intern at Amazon, helping the tooling team to produce a testing product that will be used internally within the company.

Kristi is a devoted member of the Formula SAE team at her college, where she gets the opportunity to design, manufacture, validate, and race both a combustion and an electric car. She is currently the team manager of the club and was the former materials lead. During her time on Formula, she led the testing of chassis composite structures and aided in the manufacturing of two carbon-fiber, monocoque chassis. Her new role as the team manager will allow her to be in charge of the club’s monetary issues along with financing of the club. Moreover, her current job at Amazon has allowed Kristi to develop her design and communication skills as she gets to invent her own product while discussing manufacturing limitations with external suppliers. Prior to her job at Amazon, Kristi worked multiple research jobs throughout her time at college. Some of the research she has done involved the beneficiation of raw gypsum ore, developing 3D printer filament out of rice straw, and generating code to output graphs from digitized tide data.

Outside of her work, Kristi enjoys exploring the outdoors, whether it be hiking or hammocking at the beach. She also has continued her childhood hobbies of playing piano, basketball, and reading whenever possible. Kristi hopes to encourage and guide other young females interested in STEM through her engineering experiences.