Please join us in celebrating and honoring these exceptional women and teens that truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold, and provide powerful role models for girls. We received a large number of outstanding nominations and continue to be impressed and inspired by the amazing women and teens that do so much for youth in our community. Thank you to the nominators and kudos to these deserving awardees!
Cammie is the award-winning Principal of Will C. Wood Middle School and has been acknowledged for its resurgence. She starts each school day greeting all 510 students by name. Her many accomplishments include implementing Engage, Prepare, Inspire; establishing a Technology and Design Lab; securing grants for a Robotics Club; and being recognized as a 2017 Gold Ribbon Winner for STEAM-Integrated Learning. Cammie attended Mills College and received her Masters from San Francisco State University. She is proud of her 30 year marriage to her best friend and her two accomplished daughters. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling, dancing, and teaching Sunday school to elementary students. She was awarded the Alameda Unified secondary administrator of the year award in 2017.
Amy Patick, Ph.D.
Scientist, Consultant, Nonprofit Director
Amy is a world-renowned scientist and an accomplished executive in the traditionally male-dominated field of microbiology in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries. Her accomplishments include: a BA with honors from Wellesley College; a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin; postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic; becoming the second woman elected to President of the International Society of Antiviral Research; creating a Women in Science Committee focused on mentorships and scholarships for young women scientists; publishing over 200 manuscripts and abstracts; volunteering as the Development Director of the Frank Bette Center for the Arts; achieving a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do; and participating on CERT and Alameda DragonFlyers teams.
Senior, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)
Joey will be a first generation college student. At graduation, she will have earned two Associate of Arts degrees and completed the GE requirements for the University of California. Her leadership roles include student body president, vice president of the PTSA, and past member of the School Site Council. Additionally, Joey serves as Interact president and vice president of the Red Cross Club. She tutors children, raises money for burn victims, and volunteers to help the homeless, in addition to holding a part-time job. She is also a GIIC's Eureka! STEM program alumnae. Her passions are biology and healthcare, and she plans to become a pediatrician and join the Peace Corps.
My Tam Tran (Tammy)
Senior, Encinal High School
Tammy is ranked in the top 5% of her class with a 4.48 GPA. She is a National Honor Society member and her extracurricular activities include Red Cross, Muslim Student Association, Vietnamese Club, and DECA. She has participated in two mentor programs through UC Berkeley and interned with the Oakland District Attorney Justice Academy. She has completed nearly 600 hours of community service. She also has received awards in Varsity Tennis and from Encinal Honor Society. She continues to make a difference with her work in Nicaragua and commitment to social justice through Global Glimpse and DACA. Tammy is devoted to her family and has taken on the roles of translator, babysitter, and homemaker when needed.
At 95, Weezie still runs her award-winning international cooking school for adults and children that she started in 1977. She holds a master's degree from George Washington University, has an extensive background in the biological sciences, and is fluent in French, Italian, and Turkish. She has studied at the Cordon Bleu in London and La Varenne in Paris-and with Marcella Hazan and Guiliano Bugialli in Italy, Chef Didier Clement in France, and toured with Chef Michael Romano. She and her late husband, Howard, conducted international culinary tours for 29 years. Weezie has mentored many young female chefs. She is a member of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
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Girls Inc. of the Island City
1724 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501