12-year-old Gwinnett County student uses her drone business leads to promote diversity in STEM

She’s only 12, but Alexandra “Alex” Simpkins has a firm plan for what she’d like to do with her life. And she’s got the business to show it.

Simpkins, a seventh-grade student at Richards Middle School in Lawrenceville, says she wants to inspire others to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and she’s using the drone business she started to help do it.