Maile Urbancic saw a gap in both the jewelry and STEM fields, and wanted to intersect the two. So, she founded Boutique Academia when she was pregnant with her third child (she actually did her business taxes during labor!).
She loves both science and art, so creating this somewhat unorthodox jewelry has given her a creative outlet for giving women like her a way to express their love for things like anatomy, engineering, astronomy, tech, and more. She’s learning a lot about being her own boss and growing a business while working from home.
Notes:Boutique Academia Boutique Academia on Instagram and Twitter Fighting Stereotype Threat With Jewelry, Maile's piece on Medium Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight Tsh on Twitter & Instagram Women’s Work on Twitter & Instagram