Hazard Girls:
Women in Non-Traditional Fields

Host Emily Soloby, founder of Juno Jones Safety Shoes, interviews women who have successfully broken barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields. These dynamic women share their stories and advice for the next generation. Emily's goal with this podcast series is to show listeners that there are many ways to be successful - and being successful often requires hard work, community, and creativity, even when faced with adversity.


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Sn. 3, #16 Danielle Schroeder: Making STEM More Accessible

Growing up with a carpenter dad who built their family home gave Danielle Schroeder a solid foundation from which to explore her interest in math, science and construction, which eventually led her to find her niche in transportation related civil engineering. Being the first engineer in her family, Danielle had to learn a lot through trial and error, and she is hoping to make the journey easier and more accessible for other women in STEM fields through sharing her story and her invaluable advice on her social media platforms, and through her educational program, STEM Changemaker. Danielle’s contribution to the field has not gone unnoticed, and she has recently been honored as one of the American Society for Civil Engineers’ New Faces of Engineering, and she is featured in Reinvented Magazines 2022 Princesses with Power Tools calendar! Tune in today to hear Danielle’s story!


Emily Soloby

Emily received her BA in Women’s Studies and JD from Temple University. Early on, she worked as a legal advocate for women in domestic violence cases. After practicing law, Emily began working on the business side of things. She is the co-owner of AAA School of Trucking, a truck and heavy equipment safety training firm, which she has spent the last 10 years growing into a thriving national business through government and military contracting and corporate partnerships.

As an executive in the transportation industry, darting from client meeting to trucking range required safety boots that met her style standards, and when she couldn’t find them anywhere, she created Juno Jones Shoes. Emily trained in shoemaking in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the Brooklyn Shoe Space, and assembled a powerhouse team of designers, consultants, and industry experts to bring Juno Jones to life. Through Juno Jones Shoes, Emily is fulfilling her dream of not only providing women with safe, stylish footwear options for their jobs but of helping to normalize and empower women in traditionally male-dominated fields.

For more information go to junojonesshoes.com.


Danielle Schroeder

Dani Schroeder is a Bridge Engineer at a Private Consulting Firm in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Drexel University in 2017 with both her bachelor’s and master’s in Civil Engineering and is the first engineer in her family. Since 2019, Dani has been a STEM Content Creator as @DaniTheEngineer to share tips for success in STEM. More recently, Dani created STEMChangemaker where she is working to expand the face of engineering one post at a time.

She holds society leadership positions for both American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). For her work with these organizations and her extensive STEM Outreach work, she was honored as one of ASCE’s New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2021.

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