Glamour’s Top 10 College Women 2015: Olivia Pavco-Giaccia – She Gives STEM a Little Sparkle.

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In 2011 Pavco-Giaccia was interning at a Stanford lab, waiting for an experiment's results. "I glued rhinestones around my goggles and included them in a blog post about lab safety," she says. Soon, she was flooded with comments from girls who wanted a pair. So she launched LabCandy, which sells brightly colored lab coats and bedazzled goggles along with a storybook about a female scientist and sample experiments to try at home.

"It's not about the sparkles," she says. "I want to show scientists come in all stripes; they're not just old men in white coats." Her dream? To work with the White House Council on Women and Girls.

We teamed her with: Glamour introduced all our winners to mentors in their respective fields. Pavco-Giaccia spoke to Debbie Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox, who urged her to be bold: "Sharing my passion took my idea to the next level."

See all of this year's Top 10 College Women winners »

April 8, 2015