Nerd Girl Goes to Dartmouth

If this is what being a nerd girl looks like, I want to be one!

Meet Kendall.  And get ready to be inspired.

Kendall is the brain power and creator of Nerd Girl Homes!  Kendall dreams big and is not afraid of failure…for real!  When I asked her what she would do in life if she knew she couldn’t fail, her answer was, “Failure doesn’t scare me. I try all kinds of stuff!”  Let this be a lesson to us all…

Because let’s face it, when you aren’t afraid of failing,

that is when the magic happens in life. 

And if Kendall were afraid of failing, she never would have built a home!  After seeing so many homeless individuals on her drive to school, she wanted to learn how to build a home because she knew it was a skill-set she would always have and she could help others in the process!  Kendall wanted to do everything on her own–from installing the roof to the electrical.  And when she was done, she would donate the home to charity or donate it to a deserving individual.  And just like that, this engineering mastermind went to work on her audacious goal!

(Photo from Kendall’s Flickr stream)

Like I said, SHE built the house!!  Kendall is the epitome of believing in yourself and going out into the world and doing what you want!  For all of you TED-x fans out there, you may have even seen her TED-xTeen talk…if not, check this out!

“I would rather learn to use a blow torch than play with dolls!”

-Kendall Ronzano



Kendall, I’m so proud of you!  You are such an inspiration…to not only your peers, but to ME!  I’d love for everyone to join me in wishing Kendall an amazing first month at Dartmouth College!!!  An amazing school for an amazing girl.  I am so excited for you Kendall, and I will be thinking of you as you begin this new adventure in life.  I can’t wait to hear all about your Dartmouth experiences!

This smart girl plans on double majoring in Computer Science and Engineering (and in my opinion, Dartmouth should waive at least a few pre-req classes for you because of your Nerd Girl Homes project)!  And the icing on top?!  She flew back to New Hampshire this summer to try out for the volleyball team, and you are now looking at a member of the 2013-2014 Dartmouth Volleyball team!  CONGRATULATIONS KENDALL!  You’ve got this! xo

NEVER lose your fearlessness,

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