Welcome to Folding for Good.
My name is Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz, and I am the Founder and CEO of Origami Salami and Folding for Good. I am a high school student in the United States who advocates for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) studies through the exploration of origami; then I try to Do Good with it.
Teaming up with students in 14 locations in the United States, Australia, the Philippines, and Hungary, I help organize and publicize these efforts. In 2012-13, we participated in or staged over two dozen events everywhere. Our largest Folding for Good initiative, “Operation Sandy Hook: Peace,” netted over 10,000 origami cranes and origami projects, including an original design kusudama, from folders on four continents and in 13 countries; 5,050 of our peace cranes have been displayed in a month long exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center. Our Facebook fan base topped 1K. We have “friends” in 93 countries.
Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz founded Origami Salami and Folding for Good at the age of 12. She is a Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador who has received notice and many awards for her commitment to STEAM, including the NCWIT 2013 Award for Aspirations in Computer Science, the 2013 President’s National Volunteer Service Gold Medal Award, the Female Alliance for STEM Excellence (FASE) 2013 Role Models Matter Award, the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education Service and Scholarship Award, and the 2013 National Finalists of the Nestle Very Best in Youth search, among others. She is a 2012 Westinghouse Science Honors Institute scholar, and has participated in the NASA INSPIRE high school community for three years. She is the only student ever featured on #gtchat, powered by the Texas Association for Gifted Education. Calista has been involved in FIRST Robotics, both as a FRC team member also as a referee for FTC competitions. She attends numerous STEAMcentric summer camps, colloquia, and seminars, and has recently attended a science pre-college program at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University.
Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz invites your comments and hopes you will consider exploring STEAM through origami! Please leave your comments and share your news here.
Interested in leading your own chapter of Origami Salami and Folding for Good? Contact Calista at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.OrigamiSalami.com, and click through under the leadership tab for more information.